In Year 9 Design Wood, students develop a range of both theory and practical skills in the development of a cabinet project. Students follow the design process steps and stages to identify the end-user requirements, design of the product, sizes and specifications, production/ joinery methods and finally evaluation of the product.

    Unit Topics

    • Onguard safety training
    • Identification of the need (design brief)
    • Design development
    • Working drawings
    • Production skills
    • Journal writing and evaluation

    Skill Development

    Theory skills include: Onguard Safety Training, writing a design brief, journal writing and evaluation techniques.

    Practical Skills include: Marking out (preparation of timber), introduction to and use of a router, basic hand tool skills, domino machining, hinging and a wide range of other woodworking processes.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Development of a folio (intended design)
    • Production Skills
    • Evaluation of the finished product

    Career Options

    Design, Industrial Design, Building and Construction, Cabinet Making, Furniture Making.

    Year 9