Year 11 – Design and Technology - Material Products 1

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Design and Technology - Material Products 1
Prerequisites: Design & Technology Year 10
Assumed knowledge: Design & Technology Year 10

Course Summary:

Design and Technology is a 10-credit subject at Stage 1.
Key tasks are; Investigation, Planning, Producing and Evaluating. Students design and create products or systems that meet a design brief, and develop the knowledge and skills associated with using different processes and production techniques. They work with a range of tools, materials, equipment, and components to a high degree of precision, while implementing safe working practices. They combine their designing and creating skills with knowledge and understanding of materials, information, and equipment to make high-quality products or systems for intended purposes. They analyse the impact of technological practices, products, or systems on individuals, society, and/or the environment and develop insights into the uses of technology in future contexts.

Students investigate and analyse a range of products or systems and use the information gained to create original solutions. They use appropriate technical language and graphic, written, and oral techniques that incorporate information and communication technologies to create and communicate design proposals.

Semester Content:

Material Products – students use a range of manufacturing technologies such as tools, machines, equipment, and/or systems to design and make products with resistant materials. Contexts include wood.


  • Production from a working drawing 10%
  • Materials investigation 10%
  • Folio containing: investigation (including environmental impact related to product), planning and evaluation of their product, 20%
  • Produce item designed in Folio and document the process in a Product Record 60%