This Moodle page is for my form class to access the AKO resources if they need them.

Ako time is an opportunity for students to meet with their teacher and discuss their pathways, discover tools for and the support available to them to take control of their own learning. It will build connections between students, their teachers, the school and the wider community. It will also provide an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of social and environmental issues and how they can contribute to the solutions.

This course builds on the essential skills and knowledge obtained in Year 9 and 10 Design Technology. It is aimed at those students who are interested in pursuing a career in the design and creative industries, or for those who enjoy designing and making as a creative outlet. Students are encouraged to use problem solving skills to produce creative individual responses to the projects using a range of materials, techniques and processes. Students will complete two practical assignments with supporting research and design work:

  1. What’s In Store? - Furniture construction techniques and material knowledge: Storage design.

  2. Make Some Noise – Multi-media and electronics: Speaker design.

This course further develops the skills and knowledge obtained in Year 11 Design Technology. It is aimed at those students who are interested in pursuing a career in the design and creative industries or for those that enjoy to design and make as a creative outlet. A study of sustainable design and more advanced design and construction skills are included at this level. Students will complete two practical assignments with supporting research and design work:

  1. Eco-Friendly Furniture – A sustainable furniture project that promotes and develops methods of environmentally friendly design.

  2. Architectural Lighting – Using the work of a famous architect as inspiration for the creation of lighting design for the home.

This course further develops the skills and knowledge obtained in Year 12 Design Technology. It is aimed at those students who are interested in pursuing a career in the design and creative industries or for those that enjoy to design and make as a creative outlet. A study of material development and more advanced design and construction skills are included at this level. Students will complete two practical assignments with supporting research and design work:

1. WOW & Musical Instrument – Design and development of a either a WOW piece or a musical instrument. Both focus on world culture, ethics, sustainability, concepts, modelling, material experimentation and prototyping.

2. Flat-pack/modular Furniture – Informed by existing and emergent designers. Students design, develop and manufacture a sustainable piece of furniture. This project enables students to use new and innovative technology to create a applied design.