Digital Technologies

Students taking this subject are expected to have access to a computer with internet access at home, so that homework tasks can be completed.

Digital Technologies include computer hardware and software, digital media and media devices, digital toys and accessories and communication technologies. In this unit students investigate the ways these technologies affect us all, investigating the way IT is used to meet information needs, solve problems and bring about change.

They analyse problems and design and create a range of digital solutions, including websites, presentations, animations and simulations.

Students are introduced to the basics of programming and application development. They investigate security practices and techniques used to collect and manipulate data.

Topics covered include:

  • History of Computers
  • IT in the workplace
  • Making a Website
  • Privacy and security
  • Multimedia

Possible areas of study may include:

  • Learning a programming language e.g. Python
  • Introduction to web coding
  • Creating games using GameMaker software

To successfully complete this unit students are expected to:

  • Maintain a digital portfolio of their work
  • Use computers and other ICT equipment responsibly
  • Complete written as well as practical tasks
  • Participate in class discussions, group work and online training
  • Contribute to the College’s online resources

Contact Teacher - Richard Fox