NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies

11DT
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 Endorsement

We strongly encourage you to aim for subject endorsement this year.

From NZQA:

Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course. 
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:

>14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
> at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards. 

You can check your course endorsement progress any time, online here: 

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/understanding-ncea/how-ncea-works/endorsements/online/


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.

Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1 Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91879 v1 Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
4
A.S. 91884 v1 Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
E
3
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator


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Credits listed may change.