12 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Greenwood
Digital Technology helps students to acquire the skills, project management and design thinking skills used in fields such as Software Engineering, Website Development, Creative Technologies, Database Development and Computer Science.
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.
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 databases, creative media, or programming, and also learning about a chosen area of computer science.
Students will complete one overall design and development project during the year, along with one external exam.
- Learn one (or two) of the above digital technology skills during Term 1
- Learn how to apply project management and user experience methodologies to plan an outcome
- Design, plan and develop an authentic project based on an area that the student chooses, during Term 2 and 3
Students will choose from one external below, during half of Term 3 which will be assessed in Term 4:
- Computer Science (external) - students will learn about aspects of the computer science area, or
- Reflective Summary (external) - students will present a summary of developing a digital outcome
Course Assessment: 14 credits minimum, 19 credits maximum
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
A large capacity USB or portable hard drive is advised.
Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.
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.