13DT

NCEA Level 3 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Digital Technologies is the term used to describe the subjects of learning which fall under the categories of Digital Information, Information Management, ICT and Computer Skills, Computer Studies and Computer Science.

Digital Technologies enables students to access, manage, integrate, critically evaluate, communicate, and create diverse information in an innovative and ethical way, and to meaningfully engage with a range of wider community stakeholders to solve problems and produce outcomes. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and ability to adapt themselves to an ever-changing global environment.

Students choosing digital technologies pathways for NCEA Level 3 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.

The digital technologies programme will:


A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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
A.S. 91902 - Use complex techniques to develop a database
Students will build on level 2 relational database knowledge and develop a database with usability features in mind. Macros, buttons and shortcuts will be covered.

Term 2
This project will take two terms.
You will be doing the following project:

You will use:
> Industry standard tools, techniques and processes to research, design and develop your outcome

The standards that you will be doing for this project are:

AS91900 (6) Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
AS91903 (4) Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome

Term 3
See Above



A.S. 91908 - Analyse an area of computer science - this is an optional external standard for students wishing to gain a subject endorsement.

Term 4
A.S. 91906 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB Storage Device

Recommended Prior Learning

Requires a minimum of 8 credits from NCEA Level 2 digital technologies.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91902 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.3 - Use complex techniques to develop a database

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

4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91903 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome

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

4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91906 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program

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

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91907 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

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

6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91908 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science

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

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
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.

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