Year 12 Subjects – Digital Technologies

Level: Stage 2
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed knowledge: Stage 1 Digital Technologies

Course Summary

Digital Technologies is a 20‑credit subject at Stage 2.

Students use computational thinking skills and strategies to identify, deconstruct, and solve problems that are of interest to them. They analyse and evaluate data, test hypotheses, make decisions based on evidence, and create solutions. Through the study of Digital Technologies, students are encouraged to take ownership of problems and design, code, validate, and evaluate their solutions. In doing so, they develop and extend their understanding of designing and programming, including the basic constructs involved in coding, array processing, and modularisation.

At Stage 2, students develop and apply their skills in computational thinking and in program design, and engage in iterative project development, where a product or prototype is designed and tested and/or implemented in stages. They follow agile practices and/or iterative engineering design processes. Learning environments in Digital Technologies may include physical, online, and/or simulated spaces.

Digital Technologies promotes learning through initiative, collaboration, creativity, and communication, using project- and inquiry-based approaches.

Course Content

  • User Interface Design (JavaScript)
  • Computational Design (JavaScript)
  • Communication Systems Design (Arduino Processing)
  • Iterative Project Development (Individual & Collaborative)

Assessments

  • Four Project Skills - 50%
  • One Collaborative Project - 20%
  • One Individual Digital Solution - 30%