Digital Technologies

Digital Technology

​Digital Technology and Computing has recently made big strides at St John’s and will continue to grow in the future. Students have the opportunity to learn skills in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and Access. Computer programming is available in the drag and drop language of Scratch and the text based language of Python. 3-D modelling is offered using the Sculptris package and some of these models will be printed on the 3D printer. Webpage development is also available using html 5 and css 3. The school now has four Ev3 robots and the students can build, program and battle against other robots. An annual Robocup has now begun.






The Year 11 course involves 21 Achievement Standards credits with work including Microsoft applications, webpage design, game development and computer science knowledge.  Students with any range of abilities are welcome to join the class.  Many students know they were meant to do this course, while others ‘discover’ that it is for them not long after they begin.

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

1.41  |  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access)  |  4  |  Internal
1.42  |  Evaluate a Website  |  3  |  Internal
1.43  |  Design a Website  |  4  |  Internal
1.45  |  Plan a Scratch or Python program  |  3  |  Internal
1.51  |  Construct a Scratch or Python program  |  3  |  Internal
1.46  |  Servicing a PC  |  4  |  Internal
Design, build and use Robotics

The course involves work that continues with the topics taught in the Level One Digital Technology course, including the Microsoft applications of Excel and Access, webpage design using html/css, Python programming and computer hardware knowledge. It also includes Photoshop, programming robots and hardware and systems maintenance.

A student can NOT take both 12 Mathematics and Computing (12 MAC) and 12 Digital Technology (12 CMT).

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

2.41  |  Construct an advanced Microsoft Access Database  |  6  |  Internal
2.42  |  Evaluate advanced website techniques  |  4  |  Internal
2.43  |  Design a Website using html5/css3 and Photoshop  |  4  |  Internal
2.45  |  Plan an advanced Python program  |  3  |  Internal
2.46  |  Construct an advanced Python program  |  3  |  Internal
2.41  |  Administer LAN system  |  4  |  Internal
Design, build and use Robotics

This course will suit students who showed competence in 12 Digital Technology in the previous year. The course involves furthering knowledge of Microsoft Access databases, html/css webpage design and computer programming with Python. The course caters for those who wish to pursue a tertiary course in Digital Technology.

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

3.41  |  Construct a complex Microsoft Access database  |  6  |  Internal
3.42  |  Evaluate complex website techniques  |  4  |  Internal
3.43  |  Design a complex website  |  4  |  Internal  |  3.46  |  Plan and construct a complex Python program  |  6  |  Internal Design, build and use Robotics