Year 10 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

Students are introduced to a range of skills and knowledges across a range of Digital Technologies and will apply them to a personal project. Assessment is related directly to the evidence produced by a student while completing a project. Students are encouraged to help each other with learning technical skills, and will prepare them for courses in senior classes.

Areas covered are:

  • Coding in Python
  • Information Management 
  • Spreadsheets/Database (SQL)
  • Collaborative documents and advanced Google Drive
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Modelling and Printing
  • Laser cutting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web design
  • Video editing
  • Game Development
  • Independent Study (Project Management)

Students will develop a wider skill set in:

  • Project management and communication skills
  • Problem solving individually and in teams
  • creative expression
  • algorithmic/computational thinking
  • establishing fundamental digital skills (specialist language symbols and texts)

This is a Year 10 optional course.

tudents have access to Laser cutters, 3d Printers and CNC machining.

Learning Areas:

Digital Technologies, Junior Technology

Detailed Course Outline

NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Computer and Electrical Engineering, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Interactive Game Design, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Product & Digital Design, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer Science, NCEA Level 1 Practical Computing

Career Pathways

Software Developer, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Electrical Engineering Technician, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Animator/Digital Artist, Business Analyst, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Game Developer, User Experience Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be an approximate $25.00 cost for consumables used in the course.


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.