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Byron Bay 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.

The emphasis within this subject area is on design with the safe, effective use of suitable technology. From the teaching of Technology Mandatory in Years 7 and 8 students learn to follow a design process. The courses offered are practical in nature and therefore enjoyed by the majority of students.

In TAS, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using a range of tools, materials and techniques in theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • optional for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Available courses include:

  • Technology Mandatory Years 7-8
  • Agricultural Technology Years 7-10
  • Food Technology Years 7-10
  • Industrial Technology Years 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology Years 7-10
  • Textiles Technology Years 7-10
  • STEM Years 9-10
  • Agriculture Years 11 and 12
  • Community and Family Studies Years 11 and 12
  • Design and Technology Years 11 and 12
  • Food Technology Years 11 and 12
  • Industrial Technology (Timber Products and Purniture Industry, Multimedia, Metal, and Engineering) Years 11 and 12
  • Textiles and Design Years 11 and 12.