Stage 2

Digital Technologies

Assumed Knowledge



A full year of Stage 1 Digital Technologies 1 and Stage 1 Digital Technologies 2

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Work, Citizenship, Learning.

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Subject Description

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.

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Additional Costs


Assessment Type 1:

Project Skills Tasks

Assessment Type 2:

Digital Solution

Assessment Type 3:

Assessment Type 4:

External Assessment: ​A two hour external examination​.

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