Digital Technologies - Level 1

DGT1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Simpson

Digital Technologies is the study of how computers work; how they can be programmed; and how they can be used to manage, process and present information.

The DGT1 course focuses on:
Website development (using HTML and CSS)
Computer Hardware
Programming (using Python)
Computer Science Theory

The course is a challenging one and requires students to be self-motivated and to work independently. It will suit students who have an interest in understanding how computers work, and how website and programs are created.


Course Overview

Term 1
Creation of an HTML and CSS website

Term 2
Computer Hardware and Software | Build a computer, install software, update drivers, BIOS and error checking.

Term 3
Programming a game using Python

Term 4
Human computer interaction
Compression coding for different media types

Pathway

Digital Technologies - Level 2

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

No fees. No equipment required (although having access to a computer at home will be useful for continuing classwork at home)


Prerequisites

Open Entry. However it is preferred that you took the 10DGT course, since this acts as an introduction to the DGT1 course


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91887 v1 Digital Technologies 1.11 - Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6
1
I
4
A.S. 91882 v1 Digital Technologies 1.6 - Develop a computer system
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9
1
I
4
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Web Developer, Software Developer, Game Developer, User Experience Designer, Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, IT Manager, IT Support


Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.