A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Digital Technologies 1 & 2, including both of the exams OR A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Digital Technologies S AND a level 5 in 10 Innovative Programming.
Communication, Work, Citizenship, Learning.
Digital technologies have changed the ways that people think, work, and live. The application of digital technologies can lead to discoveries, new learning, and innovative approaches to understanding and solving problems.
In this subject students create practical, innovative solutions to problems of interest. 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, developed and tested. 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.
It consists of the following focus areas:
Focus area 1: Computational thinking
Focus area 2: Design and programming
Focus area 3: Data analytics
Focus area 4: Iterative project development.
Students study all four focus areas.
Pivotal to student learning in this subject is the development of the capabilities and, in particular, the skills for creativity, collaboration, and innovation.
Assessment Type 1:
Folio: Written Tests.
Assessment Type 2:
Application & Skills Task: Programming and Relational Database Skills Tasks.
Assessment Type 3:
Project: Developing a program using the Program Development Life Cycle.
Assessment Type 4:
External Assessment: A two hour external examination.