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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – CERAMICS

Ceramics – Core Module 2

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

factors that impact on the design of ceramic products including:

clay selection

form

techniques

finishing

material lists

project costing

apply principles of design in the modification of projects to enhance function and/or aesthetics

evaluate work practices and relate these to the quality of practical projects

identify and consider design factors in the modification of projects

follow materials lists to weigh and calculate quantities of materials to be used in projects

use spreadsheets to assist in the calculation of project costs

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

freehand pictorial drawing

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

interpret and produce freehand drawings to communicate design ideas

identify and recall specialist terms and use them in context

write reports to document the development of practical projects, identifying the materials, processes and equipment used

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the impact of the ceramics industry on society and the environment

identify and explain the impact on society and the environment of kiln firing in industrial and studio potteries

explain the need and methods for reclaiming clays

list and describe uses for recycled ceramic products

Additional Content

a range of techniques and skills to enhance the appearance and/or function of practical projects

select and use detailing techniques in addition to, or further to, any of the detailing methods chosen in Ceramics 1

the development of materials to replace traditional uses of ceramics

analyse a variety of traditional uses for ceramics and the replacement of ceramics by newer materials

explain reasons for changes to newer materials in terms of mechanical properties, economic considerations and manufacturing techniques

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