Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies

The COMPULSORY Year 9 Digital Literacy course (1/2 year course of 2 periods each week) 

Will develop student’s ability to produce and manage digital documents and media content (images, sound, video). The course will also focus on how students could be more productive in how they use technology to complement their school work and how they can stay safe online. Throughout the course students will be working in a manner that will develop the NZ Curriculum Key Competencies: thinking, relating to others, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, participating and contributing.

The OPTIONAL YEAR 9 Digital Technologies course (10 week course) 

Students use a range of contexts and design processes to develop knowledge and skills associated with computer applications. They become familiar with desk-top publishing, file management, spreadsheets, powerpoint, text entry, image manipulation, digital cameras, scanners and safe work practice. 

The COMPULSORY Year 10 Digital Literacy course (full year 2 periods each week)

Will develop student’s ability to recognise, access and evaluate digital information. Throughout the course students will locate, organise, create, adapt, and share digital information. Students will be supported to explore a range of digital tools in order to find the most effective tool for selected tasks. This course will also develop student’s abilities in the NZ Curriculum Key Competencies including using language, symbols, and texts within the process of file management and managing self.

The OPTIONAL Year 10 Digital Technologies course (1/2 year option) 

Students will consolidate and further develop skills in the use of a range of programmes and computer applications. This will include: text entry, file management, spread sheets, graphs and charts. Students will develop their knowledge of various software and computer functions that relate to presentation and layout. For example PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Web page design and research skills will also form part of this course.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES Level 1 

This Digital Technologies course is based on Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum. All three technology curriculum strands will be covered in the course. These strands include: Technological Knowledge, Technological Practice and Nature of Technology. Specialist skills and knowledge in Digital Technologies will also be introduced. This course is focuses on pupils applying and acquiring knowledge about computer science and digital applications and building their understanding of digital infrastructure, including: hardware, software, networks, and their components. This course prepares students to study Digital Media, Web Development and Programming with tertiary providers. The course also prepares students to study Computer Science, Programming and Engineering at University. Skills and knowledge learnt in Digital Technologies are also useful for students considering careers in telecommunications and infrastructure industries.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES Level 2

This Digital Technologies course is based on Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum. All three technology curriculum strands will be covered in the course. These strands include: Technological Knowledge, Technological Practice and Nature of Technology. Specialist skills and knowledge in Digital Technologies will also be introduced. This course enhances pupils understanding of the digital world, requiring them to conceive, develop and create digital outcomes. It will also develop their understanding of networks, platforms, interfaces and programmes. This course prepares students to study Digital Media, Web Development and Programming with tertiary providers. The course also prepares students to study Computer Science, Programming and Engineering at University. Skills and knowledge learnt in Digital Technologies are also useful for students considering careers in telecommunications and infrastructure industries.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES Level 3 & Scholarship

This Digital Technologies course is based on Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum. All three technology curriculum strands will be covered in the course. These strands include: Technological Knowledge, Technological Practice and Nature of Technology. Specialist skills and knowledge in Digital Technologies will also be introduced. This course is supports pupils who have an interest in developing their skills in and understanding of computer science, digital media, digital infrastructure and living in the digital age. Legislative issues concerning copyright and privacy are considered as a part of this course. This course prepares students to study Digital Media, Web Development and Programming with tertiary providers. The course also prepares students to study Computer Science, Programming and Engineering at University. Skills and knowledge learnt in Digital Technologies are also useful for students considering careers in telecommunications and infrastructure industries.