Year 10 Digital Technologies

10TECC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Chisholm

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.



•Excel (US 18743, 2 credits, 6 weeks)
•Web Design (US 18734, 2 credits, 6 weeks)
•InDesign / Photoshop poster project (10 weeks)
•Programming and Computer Science (12 weeks)

This course involves a broad mix of Digital literacy, Digital Media and Programming / Computer Science. We will learn how to create websites using HTML and CSS, write programs in Python and create sophisticated posters using InDesign and Photoshop. We also teach students how data can be represented and compressed.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT:
Internal assessments.
There will be an opportunity to gain 4 Level 1
NCEA credits across two Unit Standards.


Faculties:

Digital Technologies


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 1 Computer Science, Level 1 Digital Information Technology

This course leads on to COM101 and DTI101 and from there to the level 2 (and 3) COM / DTI. Students with a background in Information Technology are then able to continue on to University or to find work in the well-paying IT industry (which currently has a worldwide shortage of trained professionals).

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Headphones which plug into a standard headphone jack (not Apple) for accessing sound in tutorial videos.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18734 v6 Create a web page using a template
1
I
2
U.S. 18743 v5 Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data
1
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.