Year 10 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Fraser

Students choosing digital technologies pathways will develop the more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. The new content covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing, and developing digital outcomes.
Computational thinking is about understanding the computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies, and learning how to develop instructions, such as programming, to control these technologies.
Designing and developing digital outcomes is about understanding that digital systems and applications are created for humans by humans, and developing knowledge and skills in using different digital technologies to create digital content across a range of digital media.

Course Overview

Term 1
Computational Thinking
Coding is an important and necessary future-focused literacy. The concepts of computer programming are introduced using block-based languages. Skills are developed through the use of robots, a mechanical device, that can be programmed to follow a set of instructions. Robotics supports learning with a focus on problem finding and then problem solving.

Term 2
Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes
Students will learn how to design quality, fit-for-purpose digital solutions.
Word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and databases are covered.


NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB flash drive

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Energy


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Credits listed may change.