Level 1 Digital Technologies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray
Digital Technology covers a wide range of fields of study, from programming and computer science to digital media. The course is based on the new curriculum for Digital Technologies. Students will take on a project that they will develop from the proposal to the final outcome. This will follow on from year 10 in that they can choose between developing a computer program using computer gaming as the topic rather than robotics or stay with animation and create a polished animated outcome.
Term 1 students work on developing a proposal for what it is they would like to create. They will identify an issue, need, opportunity or interest on which to focus the project. Students then further develop the outcome by producing design concepts from which they construct a final outcome.
Term 2 is spent finalising design concepts and constructing a working outcome either a computer game or an animation. This is also the time when project management becomes a key tool, students will learn how to use agile methods of project management to ensure that the final outcome is produced on time and is fit for purpose.
Term 3 is spent testing and exporting the final outcome. Once the project is completed students move onto preparing for the digital external exam looking at the human-computer interface.
Week 1 is the external exam for digital technology.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$25 for software licenses, this will give students a license for Gamemaker and Adobe CC that they can access both at school and at home.
Recommended Prior Learning
Successful completion of year 10 Digital or by negotiation with Teacher in Charge.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 2
Term: 1, Week: 5
Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Energy,