Level 2 Digital Technologies

Course Description

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 will be working with text based programming languages such as python, javascript or html and CSS. Students develop a working prototype using project management tools to ensure that project is delivered on time and is fit for purpose. 

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.

Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
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.

Term 3
Students complete their individual projects and move onto the external exam preparation.

Term 4
External exam.


Level 3 Digital Technologies

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91891 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
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Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

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