Digital Technologies (Digital Media)
- Learning Area:
- 2021 - 2022
- Approx Cost:
- $15 for Adobe Software licence
Students need to have their own headphones
Students will be expected to have printing credit available for this subject
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is not needed for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
- Course Outline:
This course introduces concepts and skills related to creating digital media outcomes, such as websites and animation. Topics offered are likely to include:
- Using Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create a professional and quality digital outcome using 3D imagery software
- Creating animations
- Use of digital media tools to create quality outcomes
- Website design and creation
- Analysis of existing digital outcomes
- Using the Microsoft Office Suite
- Effective use of animation software
- Planning and Design of digital outcomes
- Communicating effectively
- Using graphics, text and sound to create a quality outcome
- Problem solving through the technological process
Students will design and create a printed media outcome to solve a real-world problem as their course project. It is expected that students will engage with their projects beyond class time.
There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course.
- Where Does It Lead:
Year 12 Digital Technologies (Multimedia) DTM201
- For further information see:
- Mrs Davey
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.