Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational
Use all Y* codes for: material aimed at, or purposefully written or created for a juvenile or adolescent audience (except for graphic novels, comic books, manga in X*). DO NOT USE: code ‘Y’ itself, but select specific categories from section Y*. Use all Y* codes with: only one INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifier to indicate a guideline starting interest age (detailed age ranges should be included in other metadata) – or for YP* use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers. All other qualifiers can be used as appropriate with Y* codes. DO NOT USE for: material intended primarily for adults that may also appeal to older teenagers. For ‘new adult’ content see note at 5LKE
YP Educational material
Use all YP* codes for: pre-primary, primary and secondary educational material, including schoolbooks, textbooks, revision material, exam preparation, etc. For material aimed at higher education, for apprenticeship style and adult vocational qualifications, prefer non Y* subject code as appropriate. Use all YP* codes with: at least one EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier as appropriate.
See also: JNU Teaching of a specific subject, JNUM Teachers’ classroom resources and material
YPM Educational: Mathematics, science and technology, general
Class here: STEM learning, STEAM education
YPMT Educational: Technology
YPMT2 Educational: Design and technology
Class here: Educational: product design
YPMT3 Educational: Engineering
Class here: Educational: vehicle engineering and technology. Use for: Engineering courses taught at secondary level. Use with: T* codes for more specialised engineering material
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YPMT4 Educational: Food technology, cooking skills
Class here: Educational: nutrition, food preparation and cookery, food safety.
See also: YPWC4 Educational: Hospitality, catering, leisure and tourism
YPMT5 Educational: Electronics
Class here: Educational: electronic products, systems and technology, electricity
YPMT6 Educational: IT and computing, ICT
Class here: digital competencies or skills, coding or programming classes
YPMT7 Educational: Technical drawing 1.3
YPMT8 Educational: Woodwork, metalwork, etc 1.3

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