Here is the information for  all electives in the Technologies Department.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Year 7 Digital Technologies
This first taste of Digital Technologies allows students to engage with Micro:bits, 3D printing and understand networking.  They will work collaboratively and independently to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts.
Year 8 Digital Technologies

 

Students will connect Micro:bits to understand networking and analyse data.  They will work collaboratively and independently to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts.
Year 9 eCreation
In e-Creation, you will produce innovative digital solutions to problems. You will start by deconstructing the thinking behind an escape room before creating one in small groups. You will also expand your skills by developing a product which may include, but is not limited to 3D printing, gaming, wearable technology, or app creation. You will use a variety of software to develop the skills you need to be successful in these projects.
Year 10 Reality Shift (Semester)

 

This course will allow you to creatively combine graphics with virtual and augmented reality.

You will learn skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Maximo and Aero to create and animate unique characters as part of an immersive augmented reality experience.

You will also explore the creation of virtual worlds using VR headsets.

Year 10 Putting IT together (Master)

This master course will allow you to develop and combine skills to create a number of projects including manipulating images, interactive magazines, animations, mobile apps and/or computer games.

You will use range of Adobe software such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign and/or Character Animator. During lessons, you will develop the skills to be successful in these projects, so a background in these is not essential.

 

GRAPHICS
Year 9 Graphics
In Graphics you will explore your creativity with technology.You will work on various digital projects including illustrations, animations and interactive technologies.Through various programs, you develop the skills needed to be successful in these projects.Products such as  Adobe Illustrator,  Animate and Character Animator will be taught, so a background in these is not essential.
PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
Year 10 Fashion Photography and Iconic Films (Semester)
Unit Overview: A focus on fashion photography and cult classic cinema. Students will engage with a range of commercial fashion, studio photography and experimental production techniques.

From photography, then to film in the later half of the unit where students will explore iconic and compelling Hollywood films including Mean Girls, Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Juno and The Breakfast Club.

Production Focus:

The focus of this unit is on photography, filming and editing techniques. Tasks may be undertaken on a team or individual basis, and students develop independence and confidence in using Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, DSLR Cameras, studio lighting and a range of production accessories.

Year 10 Photography, Film and Visual Style (Master)

 

Design Photography and Media Production involves the intensive study, development and production of photographic and video forms as a means of communication. Students will have the opportunity to engage with past and present media sources, in particular, film, television and print media.

Unit learning contexts include a combination of the following:

  • Magazine design and production
  • Studio portraiture and self-image
  • Past and present television genres
  • Hollywood film
  • Photojournalism
  • Documentary film

 

Throughout the unit students are encouraged to experiment with filmmaking and photographic technologies to express their ideas. They have the opportunity to further their production skills, processes and development of personal styles.

Year 9 Funky Photography and Popular Television

 

Unit Overview: A focus on reality television, studio and location photography. This unit will explore the way we edit and alter to create content that we perceive as “real”. From popular reality television shows, Tik Tok and Instagram influencers, we will explore the way in which their so-called “non-fiction” content has resonated with contemporary audiences. This unit will enable students to deconstruct the ‘non-fiction’ conventions of the reality television and social media formats.

Production Focus: Students further build on their production skills in the creation of their own engaging reality television inspired narratives through the use of ‘realist’ camera skills and the application of complex editing skills, in particular, editing to encourage audience engagement. Students are introduced to Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and lightroom for editing their production work, as well as filming and capturing images with a selection of manual DSLR Camera settings.

 

MEDIA
Year 7 Media
This first taste of Media allows students to engage with a form with which they are already familiar – movie trailers! They will watch examples of movie trailers and learn about their conventions and production, working in groups to produce a movie trailer of their own.
Year 8 Media
Year 8 Media is an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of music video clips! We learn about the different types of music videos, and how the form has developed and continues to evolve through innovative and creative approaches to promoting artists and their music.

 

SMALL BUSINESS
Year 10 Market Day (Semester)
In this course, you will work in groups to set up and operate a market stall for Market Day where profits are donated to a charity, which is nominated by the class. Each group is required to design and manufacture a product, create branding and packaging, effectively promote your business, manage orders and finances, apply merchandising strategies and arrange delivery to customers.
Year 10 Small Business Creation (Master)

 

In this master course, you will acquire an understanding of successful business practices with the aim of setting up and operating a business individually. You will learn the value of customer service, marketing, branding and packaging  before developing your business and unique products. Part of the course would be to develop a good understanding of how social media can be used to promote a product, and the need to have an online presence in today’s society.