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Vincentia High School

Vincentia 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.

The TAS faculty at Vincentia HS offers students a wide range of experiences related to the application of various technologies in today's society. Programs of study allow students to progress from Technology Mandatory in years 7 & 8 where they are given a taste of a wide range of areas, through to the elective subjects in stages five and six. The subjects that we offer are as follows.

Stage 4:Technology Mandatory.
Students are rotated each semester through a range of experiences from food to wood and metal work to agriculture, textiles, electronics and more.

Stage 5:Students choose three elective subjects from the following set of subjects.They study these areas for two years.

Industrial Technology (metal, timber, automotive, electronics, multimedia,leather)
Graphics Technology
Fashion and Textiles Technology
Information software and Technology
Food Technology
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Agriculture
Child Studies

Stage 6:Subjects on offer for our Senior Students include:

Agriculture
Industrial Technology (electronics,timber)
Design and Technology
Food Technology
Textiles and Design
Community and Family Studies
Metals and Engineering
Hospitality
Construction
Information Technology
Information Processes & Technology