Stage 2 Digital Technologies


This is a Stage 2 subject open to Year 11 students.

About the subject

Students design and develop practical, innovative solutions to problems of interest.

By investigating real-world data sets, students identify trends to develop digital solutions to problems in business, the environment and the community. Solutions take into account social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations and should demonstrate originality, relevance and sustainability.

Course Content

Stage 2 Digital Technologies contains for focus areas:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Design and Programming
  • Data Analysis
  • Iterative Project Development


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
4 Project Skills Tasks50%
1 Collaborative Project20%
External Assessment 
1 Individual Digital Solution30%

Information on the External Assessment – Individual Digital Solution

Students complete an individually negotiated project over the course of 9 weeks where they design, develop and evaluate a digital solution or prototype. The project, associated documentation and a 3 minute designer’s statement are sent to the SACE Board for assessment at the conclusion of the course.

Performance Standards

The Digital Technologies Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.

The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.

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