Year 11 Materials Technology - Hard Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr F. Gerber

In Year 11 Materials Technology, the focus will be on carpentry and the completion of Level 1 BCATS standards. 

Who is this subject for?

This subject is intended for those students who enjoy working in a practical workshop environment with the focus on wood and metal as materials. 

What will you learn in this subject?

The purpose of this course is to lay a good, solid foundation in the building and construction industry. It will prepare you to confidently complete larger and more complicated projects at level 2. You will learn to read basic working drawings, prepare cutting lists and orders as well as how to keep a basic work diary. The main focus, however, will be on ensuring that you gain a wide variety of skills as you’re given the opportunity to complete the following standards (Lvl 1: 19 Credits):

  • 24352 - Safe Working Practices (Lvl 1: Credits 2)

  • 24355 - Materials (Lvl 1: Credits 4)

  • 24356 - Workshop Procedures and Processes (Lvl 1: Credits 8)

  • 25919 - Hardware (Lvl 1: Credits 2)

  • 25920 - Joints (Lvl 1: Credits 3)

*Extension projects and credits may be available to those students who complete work ahead of schedule and show a high level of competency and understanding.

Where will this subject lead?

This subject leads on to Year 12 Materials Technology where the focus will be on completing carpentry focused Level 2 BCATS standards. It would be great advantage to complete the Level 1 course before attempting Level 2. 

Recommended Prior Learning

The essential requirement for success in Materials Technology, is that you enjoy working in a practical environment. You need to be able to watch and listen and then put into practise what you have learnt. 

Students that have success in this course are able to embrace and model Opihi College CARE values.

MTE 201 has very clear linkage to TRAC 301


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Material costs reflect the advanced nature of the projects and the costs of the materials involved. However, there are ways in which costs can be kept down and you will need to discuss all of the options with your teacher.


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