The Technologies learning area focuses on the application of knowledge, skills, technology and resources to satisfy needs and wants and to extend capabilities and realise opportunities.
Students develop dexterity and coordination through experiential activities and application of technologies, including digital technologies. Technologies motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work.
Technologies provide students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies help students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.
Working to the requirements of The Western Australian Curriculum, Technologies, at Willetton Senior High School, comprises two distinct but related subjects:
Design and Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that both individually and collaboratively, students:
Digital Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
Comprises the two areas previously known as Design and Technology and Home Economics. Students can engage in Design and Technologies by electing to study in the following courses:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11 and 12|
|Building and Construction||Building and Construction||Building and Construction (General)|
|Caring For Children||Children, Family and the Community (ATAR or General)|
|CAD: Introduction to 3D Modelling||CAD: Intermediate 3D Modelling||CAD: Advanced 3D Modelling||Dimensional Design||Design: Dimensional (General)|
|Creative Designer: Fundamentals||Creative Designer: Advanced||Creative Designers 3D|
|Digital Graphics||Digital Graphics||Graphic Design||Cert II in Visual Arts: Design|
|Engineering Studies||Engineering Studies (ATAR)|
|Food Awareness||Food For Me||Café Foods||Fabulous Food||Food Science and Technology (ATAR or General) and/or Cert II in Hospitality|
|Materials Technology: Textiles||Materials Technology: Textiles||Materials Technology: Textiles||Materials Technology: Textiles|
|Materials Technology: Wood||Materials Technology: Wood||Materials Technology: Wood||Materials Technology: Wood||Materials Design and Technology: Wood (General)|
|Metals Engineering||Metals Engineering||Metals Engineering||Metals: Intro to Cert II in Engineering|