Level 2 Digital Technologies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray
The focus for digital technologies at year 12 is on programming. Through programming students will learn problem solving skills, project management skills, thinking skills and relating to others; all key competency requirements of the New Zealand curriculum. The focus on programming will help to prepare those students who are intending to take the COMP 101 Waikato University first year paper in year 13.
Students are able to define their own scope for the project, developing a program within an area that interests them such as computer gaming or web development.
Students spend time developing coding skills in order to create an informed design concept that can then be developed into a working prototype. Students will also learn project management skills that will enable them to build, debug and test their program ensuring that it is developed and delivered on schedule.
Students spend term 2 developing their program, testing and debugging throughout to endure that the final outcome is fit for purpose. The focus is on the key competencies of problem-solving and thinking.
Students complete their individual projects and move onto the external exam preparation.
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
Level 1 Digital Technologies or negotiation with Teacher In Charge
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Students identify an issue or opportunity they want to address. They produce a portfolio demonstrating design concepts for the solution.
Term: 4, Week: 1