NCEA Level 3 Digital Technologies

13DT
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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

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
A.S. 91902 - Use complex techniques to develop a database
Students will

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB Storage Device


Recommended Prior Learning

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


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. 91900 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.1 - Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
6
Y
A.S. 91902 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.3 - Use complex techniques to develop a database
3
I
4
A.S. 91903 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
4
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
3
I
6
A.S. 91907 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
3
I
6
A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
3
E
3
Y
3w
A.S. 91909 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome
3
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 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, Energy


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Credits listed may change.