11DIG

Level 1 Digital Technologies

Course Description

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.



Course Overview

Term 1
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
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
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.

Term 4
Week 1 is the external exam for digital technology.

Pathway

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91878 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0