DTP11F
This course requires 2 options.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMMING/ELECTRONICS 11F - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Gallop

Digital Technologies is the fastest growing industry and students that have a genuine interest and do well in this area are highly sort after.

This course develops valuable design, development, programming and electronics skills. Knowledge of computer science will be used to effectively communicate and present information. This subject is about problem solving and creating rather than just being users of digital technologies. Students will also work through the technology process, from generating ideas to producing outcomes. In this course we encourage students to link with a passion of theirs whether, that is another subject they love or something extra-curricular.

This course will develop:
• Skills in designing and developing a digital outcome • Specific programming skills
• Specific electronics skills • Planning a project • Computational Thinking • Evaluating
• Understanding of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) • Knowledge & understanding of Algorithms

Term 1 will be spent on students developing skills in Scratch and/or Python and Micro:bits.
In Terms 2 and 3 students will decide on a project and spend this time learning, creating and sharing to produce a completed digital technologies outcome.

Students will have choice in their direction, based on their prior experiences and interests. Students are able to take both DTM11 and DTP11 should they might wish to work on a bigger project by combining both areas.

Careers
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.


Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of the Year 10 Digital Technologies course or previous computing experience (not just playing games). Have an interest in programming and/or electronics and be good at Mathematics.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91885 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91883 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91881 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.5 - Develop an electronics outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0