12DT

NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Fraser

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.


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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB storage

Recommended Prior Learning

8 Credits NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91891 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome

PLEASE NOTE 

As part of a project which combines standards, assessment dates are subject to change.

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91892 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91893 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome

PLEASE NOTE 

As part of a project which combines standards, assessment dates are subject to change.

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91896 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3

A.S. 91898 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept

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: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
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.