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Stage 5 Industrial Tech Metal

At Castle Hill High School the study of Industrial Technology Years 9 - 10 provides students with opportunities to engage in a diverse range of creative and practical experiences in the area of Metal. Students are able to select both Timber and Metal subjects to study if they like the challenges in the Metal and Timber areas.

We aim to provide a range of practical experiences that occupy the majority of course time. Practical experiences develop knowledge and understanding of and skills in designing, producing and evaluating Metal products.  Student capability, confidence and expertise at their current stage of development are important considerations in determining the teaching and learning sequences in the course.

The Metal focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the metal and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to metal which are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

  • Metal Machining
  • Fabrication

Practical projects reflect the nature of the Metal focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to metal-related technologies. These may include:

  • sheet metal products
  • metal machining projects
  • fabricated projects
  • artistic metal projects
  • jewellery and accessories.

Within our practical work and over a range of practical projects the following areas are covered.

  • OHS and Risk Management
  • Consideration of  basic timber working characteristics and use solid timbers in the production of practical projects
  • adjust and use hand tools in the production of practical projects
  • a range of hand tools used for:
  • a range of processes and  techniques for preparing, joining and finishing timber
  •  measure and mark out timber projects from a workshop drawing
  • accurately cut and prepare materials to size
  • use a variety of joining methods including:
  • functional and aesthetic aspects of design
  • design principles and process
  • project costing