Digital Technologies

Welcome to Digital Technologies at James Hargest College

Students in New Zealand need opportunities to develop knowledge and skills with Digital Technologies so they are equipped to respond to rapid changes in our society. This subject has the potential to strengthen the appeal to students of Digital Technologies as a specialist subject and to connect students with a range of enterprising and innovative employment opportunities and tertiary pathways.

Digital Technologies at James Hargest College


Year 9 and 10

Digital Technology is offered to all students as an option at year 9 and 10.  During the two year course we introduce and train our students on a wide range of software packages.  This gives them the confidence and skills to use IT in a variety of situations.  We use a variety of software applications:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Photo Story
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Scratch
  • HTML Coding

At Year 10 we offer some Level One Unit Standards.

Students aiming to be fully competent in the use of the computer will develop:

  • A high level of word processing skills
  • The knowledge of a range of software applications

Year 11 Digital Media and Programming

Digital Technologies Media

This class focuses on using media tools to produce a media outcome.  The tools used are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are also used. We also assess 1 AS from the Generic Technology pool.

Digital Technologies Programming

This class focuses on writing algorithms, using SCRATCH as its programming language, and also looks at basic computer science. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are also used. We also assess 1 AS from the Generic Technology pool

Year 12 Digital Media and Programming

Digital Technologies Media

This class focuses on using advanced media tools to produce a media outcome.  The tools used are yet to be decided. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access are also used for two of the Achievement Standards. We also assess 1 AS from the Generic Technology pool.

 

Digital Technologies Programming

This class focuses on using Delphi as its programming language, writes an algorithm and also looks at computer science. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access are also use for two of the Achievement Standards. 

Year 13

This subject enables students to gain qualifications which will be recognised as part of Tertiary Institution Qualifications, while still at school.

The skills learnt are high valued by employers and are also invaluable to any student undertaking further tertiary education where the majority of assignment work is required to be in printed format.

Course Description:

This course covers Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets and Databases in a business situation.