Applied Technology is a hands on, design and make subject, which encourages students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems.
New technologies can impact on society and the environment. Students will analyse expected benefits and impacts as they make decisions about their design solutions, while considering the end user, the environmental impact and the functionality of their designs. This will be achieved through three inter-connected strands: Principles and Practices, Energy and Control, and Technology and Society.
Throughout each of the strands, there are four elements: Analysis and problem solving, Design and innovation, Planning, Managing and creating and Communicating which create a framework for student learning.
Applied Technology is assessed at a common level. On completion of the Classroom-Based Assessments, students undertake a project. The project is completed after the second CBA in third year. The brief for the project is set and marked by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). The project accounts for 70% of the final SEC grade with the written examination accounting for the other 30%.