11DT

NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Fraser

Students choosing digital technologies pathways for NCEA Level 1 will develop more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. The new content covers two key areas: computational thinking and digital outcomes.
Computational thinking is about understanding the computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies and learning how to develop instructions, such as programming to control these technologies.
Designing and developing digital outcomes is about understanding that digital systems and applications created for humans by humans. Students will develop knowledge and skills by using different digital technologies to create digital content across a range of digital media.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91879 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data. (4 credits)
Databases are everywhere, but you never see them. They are hidden behind the tools and services you use everyday - Facebook, Google Searches, Contacts in your address books; in fact, databases do most of the work in the information systems used everyday in businesses.

Students learn how to create a simple database structure - "Flatfile" , and how to manipulate the data stored by creating queries and sorting data.

AS91880 - Develop a digital media outcome (4 credits)
Using a range of print media skills - image manipulation (PhotoShop), Typography (text) presentation to create an Infographic to present Data from their database.

Term 2
Complete AS91880 - Develop a digital media outcome.

AS91886 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction (HCI) (External). (3 credits)
How do users interact with different applications. Students learn how humans interact with computers and how good design of applications allow the user to have a stress-free experience. The fundamentals of HCI should be followed in the development of any program.
This standard is assessed externally in Term 3 and vital for any subject endorsement.

AS91884 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome (6 credits) & AS91883 - Develop a Computer Program (4 credits)
Students will plan, decompose, develop, text and evaluate a Python programming outcome.

Term 3
AS91884 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome & AS91883 - Develop a Computer Program
continued from Term 2

AS91886 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction (HCI) (External). Examination.

Term 4
AS91884 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome & AS91883 - Develop a Computer Program
Completed this term.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB Memory Stick

Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable for a student to have taken this subject in Year 10, or with teacher recommendation.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91879 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91883 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.