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.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB Storage Device

Career Pathways


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