Design and Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students

  • become critical users of technologies, and designers and producers of designed solutions

  • can investigate, generate and critique designed solutions for sustainable futures

  • use design and systems thinking to generate innovative and ethical design ideas, and communicate these to a range of audiences

  • create designed solutions suitable for a range of contexts by creatively selecting and safely manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment

  • learn how to transfer the knowledge and skills from design and technologies to new situations

  • understand the roles and responsibilities of people in design and technologies occupations, and how they contribute to society.

The Digital Technologies curriculum aims to ensure that students can:

  • design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs

  • use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions

  • apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments

  • confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings

  • apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.