This course requires 2 options.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES OUTCOMES 31F - Full Year - 5 periods per week
Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Gallop
This course is for 5 periods a week.
Digital Technologies is the fastest growing industry and students that have a genuine interest and do well in this area are highly sort after.
Students will develop valuable design and development skills based on a project on something that excites them e.g. an extra curricular activity or linking into work for another course. In addition to develop digital skills this course will develop their project management skills generating ideas to producing an outcome.
Students will select about 16 credits worth of achievement standards suited to their strengths and could work in a team, for example, with one creating graphics and the other programming.
Types of projects could be:
Examples of subject linking:
• Creating a portfolio of work, combining with an art subject - Creating branding, a video, a website or promotional material combining with business studies - Creating a film, combining with media studies
Students will complete AS91900, AS91907 and will select from the remaining standards listed below.
There are many opportunities for students to extend themselves through initiatives like BrightSparks, 123Tech, NZ Informatic Programming Competitions, Canterbury Schools Programming Competition and many more.
CAD Draftsperson, Computer Systems Engineer, Database Development & Administration, Design/Product Development Engineer, Electronics Engineer/Technician, Food Technologist, Game Developer, Geospatial (GIS) Analyst, Graphic Designer, ICT Multimedia Designer Developers, IT Support Professional, Product Evaluator, Robotics or Automation Engineer, Software Developer/Engineer, Software Tester, Telecommunications/Network Engineer, UX/UI Designers, Web Developer. Work for companies like: Kathmandu, Spark, Orion Health, Tait Communications, CerebralFix, Vodafone, Fonterra, SLI Systems.
This is an approved subject for University Entrance.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students may have the option to purchase a student licence of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite through the school.
A removable USB drive may be required depending on project and if working between home and school.
Recommended Prior Learning
Successful completion of DTM21F or DTP21F is a good preparation or some previous computing experience. Students who have not successfully completed one of DTM21F or DTP21F will need to consult with Mrs Gallop.
Independent work habits and self-management are essential skills for the successful completion of this course.
Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.