The study of Creative & Digital Technology – Electronics CDT is very popular as it provides opportunities for students to problem solve, innovate and develop projects. This begins from identifying a need to design and develop and learn how technological developments impact our world. The courses that are taught at various levels lead the pathway that branches into various disciplines of Engineering such as Electrical and Electronics, Software programming and Mechatronics.
Students are given the opportunity to embed Electronics with coding. Hence, they get to learn the following skills and apply them to make the products such as line follower robots and sumo bots.
As an extra-curricular activity, students are also encouraged to work on CREST programs that are run by Royal Society of New Zealand along with an external consultant. Students focus on designing to development to make a product that would help the community.
Students involve in designing electronic circuits and products that incorporate the MYP design process to produce an outcome. The focussed areas are:
The acquired skills are:
This course offers the opportunity for students to extend their experience of the year 10 program in electronics technology or start a program of study in the applications and manipulation of electronics environments for technological applications. Projects offer opportunities to build skills around Robot building, Coding, 3 D design and printing and Laser cutting
The assessment standards are:
This course offers the opportunity for students to be involved in the design and construction of SUMO WRESTLING robots. Students will learn about different methods of control, which include radio control, infra-red control as well as Bluetooth. Students will have access to the faculty’s 3D printers and CAD software to design and print parts for their robots. The SUMO robots will eventually be used in an inter-school SUMOBOT contest held against Pakuranga and Howick College.
The Achievement Standards for assessment are:
This course offers the opportunity for students to use their knowledge and skills in electronics to design and manufacture an advanced/complex electronics system that will address a need in their local community.
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