The Ponds High School

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Technological and applied studies

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8. Students can also select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

In TAS, students use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons. As well as the mandatory study of technology, students can select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Stage 4 - Technology Mandatory

  • Digital Technologies
  • Engineered Systems
  • Agriculture and Food Technologies
  • Material Technologies

Stage 5 - Electives

  • Design and Technology - Graphics
  • Design and Technology - Fashion, Interior and Accesories
  • Design and Technology - Jewllery
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Electronics
  • Industrial Technology - Metal

  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology - Wood
  • Information and Software Technology
  • ISTEM - Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Jewellery
  • Textiles

Stage 6

  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Metal and Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology Multimedia
  • Industrial Technology Timber
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Textiles and Design

Vocational education and training courses

  • Hospitality