Mr Graham's Class Learning Definition 2012

"Learning is discovering new things, improving knowledge, and not giving up when things get hard. It is about getting better at something you are not good at so you can become a smarter person" Mr Graham's Class 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Two Excellent Examples Of Our Career Reports


Architects plan, design and advise on the construction of buildings. They also arrange building contracts. To become a registered architect you need a degree. It has become harder to become an architect because of the recession.

There are many tasks in this job. Firstly architects need to examine the building site.Secondly you need to find out clients requirements .Thirdly you need to specify materials to be used. Lastly you must advise clients on building steps and cost.

To do this job you need to have  a knowledge of different styles of architecture. A knowledge of maths and physics is also useful .You need to be creative, practical, good at listening, be able to work under pressure and accept criticism.

Architects may need; a camera, art materials, a whiteboard and technical manuals. Architects work normal hours but may need to work longer hours to meet deadlines. Architects need to meet with: clients, consultants and builders.

Pay for architects depends on where they work and how  much experience they have.Architects can earn between $34,000 to $100,000 per year. Architects in the Auckland region tend to earn the most money.

I would like to be an architect because you get to meet new people and you get to design things, however  you  do have to travel a lot. I rate this job  4 out of 5.

By Gregory


Artists/craftspeople make creative ideas into works of art with a variety of materials such as paint, clay, wood and stone. To be an artist/craftsperson you need a good level of artistic ability. It is very hard to get a full time job as an artist or earn enough money to fully support yourself.

To be an artist/craftsperson you need to create drawings, paintings, sculptures, carvings or other art. You talk to clients about their requirements (if you are doing a custom piece.) Choosing materials such as paints, canvas, wood or stone is also required. Lastly, you need to display artworks for show and sale.

To be an artist/craftsperson you need to be artistic and have design and drawing skills. You need knowledge of materials and techniques and also have to know how to use equipment. Social skills are required if you want to sell your work to customers and clients. You must understand the market so you know which ideas will sell. It also helps to have good hand-eye co-ordination and reasonable eyesight.

Studios or workshops (usually in their homes) are the main working conditions for an artist/craftsperson. They may travel locally to find materials or to visit shops, exhibitions or craft fairs. They may also work with other artists.

Pay varies for artists/craftspeople. If you are well-established or famous you generally make more money than other artists.

I wouldn’t mind being an artist. I like art, but I don’t think I would fully devote myself to it. It could be fun being your own boss and working at home but the pay usually isn’t great. I rate this job 3 and a half out of 5.

By Coral

Which of these careers would you like to do and why? 

What do you think about these two career reports? What makes them good?

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  1. Artist it would be less trouble and I You can get more money

  2. You would be more likely to get lots of money being a architect then a artist.