Year 12 Materials Technology - Hard Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr F. Gerber

In Materials Technology, the focus will be on carpentry again and the completion of Level 2 BCATS standards. 

Who is this subject for?

This subject is intended for those students who enjoy working in a practical workshop environment and are considering entering the trades after school. It is advised that students would have completed all standards at Level 1 before attempting this course (but it is not a prerequisite). A solid work ethic and good self-management skills would be a great advantage.

What will you learn in this subject?

This course will further develop the knowledge and skills gained at Level 1 and help you to gain more independence with decision making and problem-solving in the workshop environment. It will also assist you in practicing good documentation skills which is very important at Level 3 and beyond. The main focus will be on ensuring that you gain a high level of skill and competency as you’re given the opportunity to complete the following standards (Lvl 2: 29 credits):

  • 12932 - Garden Furniture (Lvl 2: Credits 8)

  • 24354 - Safe working practices (Lvl 2: Credits 4)

  • 24350 - Portable Power Tools (Lvl 2: Credits 6)

  • 24351 - Fixed Machinery (Lvl 2: Credits 6)

  • 24360 - Materials (Lvl 2: Credits 5)

Where will this subject lead?

This subject leads on to Year 13 Materials Technology (Level 3 BCATS) or other tertiary trades training institutions. It may also open doors to apprenticeships in a variety of career opportunities. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Above all else, you need to be self-motivated. This is an exciting opportunity for you to get out of this subject as much as you are prepared to put in. You need to be able to work hard, take instruction and carry out practical and theory tasks that are set.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contributions / Other Details
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.