NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Students choosing digital technologies pathways for NCEA Level 2 will develop the more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. The new content covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing and developing 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 are created for humans by humans, and developing knowledge and skills in using different digital technologies to create digital content across a range of digital media.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
AS91892 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database.
A database is an organized collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system. Stepping up from a simple Flatfile structure to Relational Database design students learn the importance of unique identifiers, primary keys and how to split data into multiple tables.

Term 2
A.S. 91891 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome & A.S. 91893 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome. An integral part of the IT industry is the ability to develop design ideas for clients. This standard gives students the opportunity to develop the necessary design skills for their media outcome. Students also have some flexibility in the choice of outcome from print or web media.

A.S. 91893 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome. The design document developed earlier in the term can then be created using the tools and techniques identified in their planning document.

Term 3
A.S. 91896 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program.
Using Python programming language students write text based code for a program to perform a specified task.

The external standard is provided for students motivated for course endorsement at Level 2 and will require commitment and study during home hours.

Term 4
The Programming outcome will be due by the end of the school year.

Recommended Prior Learning

8 Credits NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB storage



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