Level 1 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Iqbal
This course requires students to undertake technological practice to create ‘fit for purpose’ digital outcomes, and use a range of tools and enhancements.
As part of this practice, students develop, test and evaluate functional models in order to generate and test their own design ideas and outcomes which can be evaluated against the requirements of the outcome. Students also develop skills to write code in a suitable programming language for a computer program that performs a specified task.
The achievement standards expect students to make selections and decisions as part of their outcome development. Students are allowed the choice to develop their own unique outcomes. This approach allows students to show the application of their prior knowledge obtained from a wider teaching and learning programme. Students need to consider HOW and WHY they have made decisions to ensure they fully understand the underpinning knowledge.
This standard involves writing a computer program in a suitable programming language that performs a specific task. The task should be of sufficient rigour to ensure the use of data stored in collections (e.g. lists, array, dictionaries) AND/OR user-defined methods, functions or procedures. Some code comments and a logical program structure are required at the achieved level. At merit or excellence, the focus is on meaningful commenting and variable naming. Evidence of testing must be provided. For merit and excellence, students must show an organised approach to testing.
Flowcharts, pseudo-code and test-tables are not assessed or required to be evidenced by this standard.
This standard involves creating a computer system using relevant tools, procedures and protocols when installing and configuring hardware, software and peripherals for a purpose and end-user. The computer system should have gone through troubleshooting and testing procedures to identify and resolve hardware and software faults. The student’s evidence should include an investigation of the hardware and software components and how they relate to the requirements of the end-user and any relevant implications.
Refinement of the outcome involves informed development of the outcome based on troubleshooting, analysis and justification of components in response to the end-user considerations.
Students need to consider HOW and WHY they have made decisions to ensure they fully understand the underpinning knowledge.
Recommended Prior Learning
Yr.10 Digital Technology course is a requirement. Experience in other Technology courses may be considered.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
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