Approx Cost:
Students will be expected to have their own earphones
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This is an advanced course and students will need to be good abstract and logical thinkers. A genuine interest in Mathematics and Science, with strengths particularly in algebra and problem solving.  Completion of 10EDT is an advantage.

Students will be expected to have their own earphones.

Course Outline:

Students in this course will create simple electronic circuits that include a programmable microprocessor chip. They will also learn how to program the chip to perform certain functions. In the assessment project, they will create a prototype physical solution to a real-world problem. They will investigate possible solutions, decide on the parts required and create their solution using Design Thinking.


This is a cross-curricular course which aims to:

• Develop an understanding of the functioning of electronic components
• Ability to correctly draw and construct an electronic circuit
• Use programming language to develop an electronic outcome
• Develop skills and techniques in organising, designing and managing resources involved in solving Electronic Technology problems
• Develop team management and communication skills
• Develop an understanding of the ethics involved in creating outcomes using electronic components
• Design and build a project and test that it is fit for the purpose

Once skills have been developed, students will be encouraged to enter their projects into competitions like BrightSparks and 123Tech.

There are no NCEA assessments in this course.


Assessment is by means of practical and written work, using a project-based approach

Where Does It Lead:

Year 12 Digital Technologies DTP201 or

Year 12 Science SCI201

For further information see:
Mrs Davey