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    •   Industrial  Technology     Sample  HSC  Questions   This  booklet  contains  a  number  of  questions  in  the  style  of  HSC  questions  for  Section  III  of   the  new  Industrial  Technology  Exam  format.     K e l l y   B a u e r  
    •  Exam  Structure:    Section  1   10  Marks   Multiple  Choice   Industry  Specific   Tools  and   Equipment  (ie,   Multimedia  stuff)  Section  II   15  marks   Short  Answers   Industry  Specific   Tools  and   Equipment  (ie,   Multimedia  stuff)  Section  III   15  marks   Extended   Industry  Study   Response   Content      Hints  for  answering  the  essay  questions      Write  as  much  as  you  can  in  the  time  that  you  have.  There  is  no  reason  why  you  should  finish  an  Industrial  Tech  (or  any  exam  really)  early.  The  time  is  allocated  for  students  based  on  a  formula  of  2  minutes  per  mark.    Remember  that  it  is  an  extended  response.  The  Board  specifies  approx  600  words  for  this  section.  Make  yours  stand  out  beyond  that.    Write  an  essay  plan  and  write  it  within  your  answer  booklet.  This  shouldn’t  take  you  more  than  a  minute,  but  it  will  mean  that  you  won’t  forget  your  arguments  within  your  essay,  and  you  can  always  go  back  to  it  for  help.  Also,  your  essay  plan  can  be  helpful  for  markers  to  orient  themselves,  and  can  also  be  marked  if  you  don’t  get  around  to  mentioning  all  the  points  in  your  essay.      You  must  know  and  answer  to  the  key  words.  Discuss  requires  positives  and  negatives,  explain  is  cause  and  effect,  analyse  requires  you  to  relate  between  components/considerations.  Use  trigger  words  to  identify  when  you  are  answering  to  the  key  term.  Eg…a  positive  of  this  is…the  effect  of  this  is…  Watch  out  for  AND,  OR  and  plurals  of  words.  Eg  “Discuss  the  considerations  that  are  needed  to  be  considered..”  means  that  you  need  to  discuss  more  than  one  consideration.  You  always  have  to  answer  ALL  parts  of  the  question.  Unless  indicated  by  the  key  word,  don’t  spend  more  time  on  one  part  of  the    If  you  get  a  HOW,  WHAT,  WHERE,  WHY,  look  at  the  amount  of  marks  allocated  for  the  question.  This  will  help  you  determine  what  depth  you  are  required  to  go  to.    Know  the  dot  points  and  where  they  are  located  within  the  considerations.  For  example,  if  you  are  asked  to  talk  about  Structural  and  Personnel  considerations,  and  you  spend  your  whole  essay  talking  about  OHS,  then  you  won’t  get  any  marks  for  it  unless  you  can  somehow  link  this  to  Personnel.    PPE  is  required  by  all  workers…this  can  then  be  linked  to  requirements  of  the  employers  which  can  then  be  linked  to  contract  requirements  and  unions.  (be  careful  of  doing  this  though,  as  it’s  much  easier  to  link  to  obvious  things  within  the  dot  points.    Link  to  the  question.  Make  every  point  link  back  to  the  question,  and  make  sure  that  it  is  specific  “this  effects  the  introduction  of  new  technology  by…”  Regurgitating  the  dot  points  will  get  you  very  low  level  marks.        
    •  1a   The  fire  alarm  at  IND  TECH  industries  has  just  gone  off.  Outline   5   what  processes  staff  and  management  should  go  through.  b   After  this  incident  occurs,  IND  TECH  decides  to  review  policy   10   regarding  Occupational  Health  and  Safety  in  the  workplace.   Discuss  the  issues  that  management  need  to  consider.        2   Discuss  the  issues  that  the  management  of  the  company  needs   12   to  consider  before  the  introduction  of  new  technology    3   Bob  and  Tut  have  established  a  successful  restaurant  in   10   operation  for  twenty  five  years.  Bob  and  Tut  have  an  equal   share  in  their  restaurant.  However  in  the  past  3  financial  years,   the  owners  have  noticed  a  decline  in  business  profits.  They  have   put  this  down  to  the  ramifications  of  the  global  financial  crisis   and  stronger  competition.  Outline  strategies  which  bob  and  tut   could  implement  to  grow  their  business  profits.      4   Megan  and  Clara  run  a  small  record  store  near  a  major  shopping   8   mall  in  the  big  city.  The  store  itself  cant  contain  much  stock  and   must  rent  (monthly)  a  room  above  the  store  to  keep  most  of  the   merchandise.  Their  main  market  are  followers  of  the  Indie   scene.       Their  Competitors,  The  Owl  Service  also  run  a  record  store  not   far  (around  1km  away)  from  Megan  and  Claras  and  also  have   more  customers.  The  Owl  Service  specialise  in  popular  and   mainstream  music  that  everyone  likes  nowadays.       Recently,  Megan  and  Clara  have  been  seeing  a  a  huge  decline  in   customers  and  are  getting  very  worried  that  their  business  may   have  to  be  shut  down.       What  are  some  structural  and  sociological  factors  Megan  and   Clara  must  consider  to  improve  their  client  base?      5   Leotech  have  been  the  mass  producers  of  not  only  the  latest  in   10   technology  but  also  a  majority  of  the  pollution  in  Leocity.  Due  to   countless  lawsuits  and  a  multitude  of  protests  from  the   Leocitizens,  Leotech  have  decided  to  go  green  and  invest  in   future  developments  being  more  environmentally  friendly.  In   doing  so  the  company  must  also  add  more  workers  who  specify   in  such  a  field.       Identitify  and  evaluate  the  positive  and  negative  effects   which  may  occur  due  to  these  new  changes.    
    •  6   Felicia  and  her  husband,  Gary,  have  started  a  partnership  in  a   12   multimedia  website  that  is  beginning  to  get  bigger  and  bigger.   They  work  from  home  but  with  only  two  of  them,  it  is  hard  to   maintain  the  growing  company.  What  are  some  changes  that   will  need  to  implemented  for  the  company  to  continue  to  strive?    7   The  Gabztech  is  a  well-­‐known  company.  Although  they  produce   10   quality  material,  they  are  known  to  have  poor  work  culture,  no   one  seems  to  like  working  there.    Recently,  this  work  culture  has   been  evident  in  a  downtown  of  quality  in  what  is  being   produced.  What  strategies  can  be  put  into  place  to  improve   quality  of  their  products.      8   Ben  and  Johnson  are  owners  of  the  company  Shakesp-­‐it-­‐ 12   upTECH,  they  produce  toy  models  of  dead  poets  and   playwrights.       In  recent  times,  popularity  has  slowed  down  dramatically  due  to   the  repetitiveness  in  their  models  and  poets.  They  are   considering  expanding  their  range  to  interactive/speaking   models  that  recite  poems  and  walk  around.     Discuss  the  structural  and  technical  factors  they  must  consider   before  making  this  change.    9   Bob  and  Greg  have  started  a  lemonade  stall  on  the  side  of  a   10   street,  there  business  has  expanded  into  a  full  time  stall  in  the   city.  Bob  and  Greg  now  have  enough  money  to  open  up  a  store.   Discuss  things  that  they  will  need  to  consider  in  this  new   business.      10   Darla  and  Steve  have  created  a  unique  new  product  they  believe   8   that  this  product  will  have  a  competive  advantage  in  the  market.   In  order  to  take  up  this  opportunity,  discuss  some  of  the   strategies  that  need  to  be  in  place  for  this  to  work.    11   Anthony and Ian are independant filmmakers and are in a 15   partnership called "Dark Moon", where they work in a home that they both share together. They decide that moving to a bigger workplace will help them in their business. Discuss the impacts of moving to another location, considering the technical and structural factors they could implement in their relocation.    12   Jack  &  Jill  want  to  expand  their  now  successful  shoe  company,   10   from  a  small  street  side  store  to  a  store  in  the  local  shopping   mall.  Discuss  the  impacts  of  moving  the  store  to  another   location.    Consider  the  structural  and  technical  issues.    
    •  13   James  and  Jim  are  both  owners  of  a  small  business  called   12   JimesTech,  as  of  late  their  businesss  profit  levels  have  been   decreasing.    They  have  decided  to  relocate  their  business  in  an   effort  to  improve  their  sales  and  increase  profits.       What  are  some  of  the  structural  and  technical  factors  Jimes   Tech  need  to  consider  before  relocating  and  explain  how  these   factors  affect  their  business.    14   Bill  and  Jill  have  been  running  a  friend  chicken  joint  for  5  or  so   15   years  now,  seeing  as  theyve  been  successful  with  the  past  years,   wanted  to  open  a  franchise  in  another  location.  Discuss  the   impacts  of  another  franchise  opening.      15   Lucas  and  Lucas  has  been  a  successful  IndTech  firm  for  over  a   12   hundred  years.  In  the  past  20  years  business  has  been  falling   away  because  customers  are  going  to  alternative  firms.  What   are  some  of  the  changes  Lucas  and  Lucas  could  implement  to   update  and  compete  with  other  firms.      16   Andrew  has  decided  to  change  from  a  sole  trader  to  a     partnership  in  order  to  have  more  capital.  Discuss  things  that  he   10   needs  to  consider  in  this  move,  and  make  a  recommendation  as   to  what  should  be  done.    17   The  Soldatos-­‐Inc  has  invented  a  new  machine  that  helps  the   10   company  function  BUT  its  going  to  threaten  the  environment.  It   gives  out  too  much  fumes,  while  being  used  and  it  used  way  too   much  energy  and  materials  for  it  to  function.     What  must  Soldatos-­‐Inc  do  to  prevent  this  and  to  help  keep  the   environment  healthy?