11DIG

Level 1 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

The focus for digital technology is on Programming. The focus is to build on those key competencies learned in years 9 and 10. Through programming, students will develop problem-solving skills, self-management skills through project management, relating to others when creating an outcome for a given issue.

Students will develop a working program to solve a given problem. Students will use text-based programming languages such as python and javascript. This will be covered in a portfolio of work covering 4 internal assessments.

Students will look at Human-Computer Interface design for the external part of the course. We have used those interfaces that are not user-friendly. Students consider how we interact with an interface and how different icons, colour and shape, placement, and language make an interface difficult or easy to use.

Please note with the changes in the NCEA the programming language may change.


Course Overview

Term 1
Term 1 students work on developing a proposal that addresses a given problem.

Term 2
Term 2 is spent finalising design concepts and constructing a working outcome program. This is also the time when project management becomes a key tool, students will learn how to use agile methods of project management to ensure that the final outcome is produced on time and is fit for purpose.

Term 3
Term 3 is spent finalising the final program, testing, and evaluating it to ensure it is fit for purpose. Once the project is completed students move onto preparing for the digital external exam looking at the human-computer interface.

Term 4
Week 1 is the external exam for digital technology. Currently, this is based on Human-Computer Interfaces.

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of year 10 Digital or by negotiation with Teacher in Charge.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 software license for code avengers.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91878 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91883 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

A.S. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0