13 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Greenwood
Digital Technologies helps students to develop the skills, project management and design thinking skills to a complex standard used in fields such as Software Engineering, Website Development, Creative Technologies, Database Development and Computer Science. They will advance the skills learned in year 12 to learn to plan, design and create an authentic outcome using complex techniques. They may have the opportunity to enter a Technology Scholarship.
There are three main areas of learning:
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: we aim to help students be iterative in their planning and development of their outcomes, using modified Agile methodology and digital tools. Students will be encouraged to team up to develop their outcomes collaboratively.
USER EXPERIENCE METHODOLOGIES: students will learn the theory and practical around how to design and plan an outcome using UX methods. They will learn the reasons for designing outcomes based on user experience, iterative development and user feedback.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: tying these all together is the chosen skill or skills that the student will develop, chosen from one (or two) of database, media or programming and learning about a chosen area of computer science.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
A large capacity USB drive or portable hard drive is recommended.
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion of Year 12 Digital Technology with a minimum 10 credits, and NCEA Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy. If you do not meet prerequisites you must interview with the HOD, Miss Greenwood for entry to the course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 29 credits.
Bachelor of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Creative Technologies, Systems Analysis, Software & Web Development, Information System Management. Computing Architecture, Network specialists, Computer Technicians, Programmers, Database Administrators, Digital Media specialists, Animation artists,
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.