HSC underway, major industrial technology works completed – news of the area
A LOT of students are close to completing their Graduate Certificate (HSC) after submitting major projects for correction over the past few weeks.
Jayden Lilley, a 12th grade student at Bulahdelah Central School, was relieved to have completed his entertainment unit which he designed and built for the hands-on component of the industrial technology course.
Jayden said he decided to make the large display stand to improve his carpentry skills.
“I used to make little boxes and tables and wanted to challenge myself with something different,” he said.
“The decorative curved front panels required learning wood bending techniques and building many different joints. “
Jayden’s project is made from local Sydney Blue Gum and features storage cabinets, front glass panels and LED lighting to illuminate the compartments.
After spending over 20 weeks completing the project, Jayden said he was very happy with the end result.
“During the building process, I never thought I would smile as much or feel as proud as I do now,” Jayden told News Of The Area.
“Seeing the finished product, I love it,” he said.
Dylan Tooze’s futon sofa bed will be in the spotlight on the back patio of his house once the branding is finalized.
Dylan said he has always admired futons and that “there is no better way to learn more about their construction than to make one yourself.”
“It was fun creating something from your own design and turning raw materials into a quality end product,” he said.
“I’m very happy with the result and learned to read a blueprint and lots of new carpentry skills along the way. “
Other projects submitted include a chest of drawers built by Raygan Massard-Davis, a cabinet by Ben Eadie and the aquarium stand by Damien Barry.
The major works will be marked by a team of invited examiners and will count for 60% of the final mark of the subject.
The HSC dance practice exams are underway and the theater and music performance exams will take place in the coming weeks.
The written tests will start on October 13.
By Daniel SAHYOUN