West Wallsend High School

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Technological and applied studies

Mr Daniel Dawkins




We have the chance to develop future focused learners with the ability to create and shape the future through their learning opportunities and enhance their ability to be an active member of the ever-evolving world of technology.


Faculty Goals

  • utilise a wide variety of technology to make learning more engaging
  • provide industry aligned opportunities
  • deep learning through student engagement 
  • academically rigorous curriculum to prepare students for life and work in the 21st century through project-based learning


  • opportunities to learn and engage with a diverse array of technologies
  • a focus on technologies that are specific to the different areas of study and industry
  • maximise opportunities for student choice of curriculum direction
  • promote knowledge and understanding of STEM concepts, careers and pathways


Stage 4: Y7 & Y8

Technology Mandatory

Textiles Design

Industrial Technology – Metal

Industrial Technology - Timber

Film and Animation

Crazy Contraptions

Food Technology

Stage 5: Y9 & Y10

Child Studies

Design & Technology

Food Technology

Future Focused Inquiry

Industrial Technology Timber

Industrial Technology Multimedia

Industrial Technology Metal

STEM: Science Technology Engineering Maths


Information Software Technology



Stage 6: Y11 & Y12

Design and Technology

Industrial Technology: Multimedia

Industrial Technology: Timber

Engineering Studies

Textiles and Design

Food Technology

Community and Family Studies

Software Design and Development

Information Digital Technology VET

Construction VET

Metals and Engineering VET

Information Processes and Technology

Staff Members

Mr Dawkins - Head Teacher

Mr Johnson - 2ic, Year 11 Advisor

Mr Gray

Mrs Lalor (HT Administration)

Miss Cadman

Mr Hartley

Ms Blakemore

Mrs Wood

Mr Leighton

Mrs Gallagher Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Baker Kitchen Assistant

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.