Year 10 Technology Resistant Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Simm

Materials technology is an essential learning area in the New Zealand Curriculum and provides exciting opportunities for all students to develop and extend their ideas and to explore creative solutions to real-world practical problems. Technology is challenging, rewarding and open to everyone.
This course is intended for students interested in exploring different mediums of hard materials including wood, metal, plastics and composites. Students are encouraged to problem solve within the technological process and to develop skills in design and evaluation. Primarily workshop-based, this course will teach you the correct use of powered and non-powered tools and workshop safety skills. 



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 1 Resistant Materials Wood

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Stonemason

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay $45 which covers the cost of the take home materials used in the course.
A4 Visual diary (blank pages) or hard cover 2B8 exercise book.


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.