13DIG

Level 3 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

The focus of the digital course is on programming. With some students able to undertake a first year level 1 university paper COMP 101 through the Waikato University Unistart program. Students will be working with a text based language such as python, javascript or html5 and CSS to develop an outcome.

Students will need to have some programming experience in order to successfully take this paper.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students look at the nature of technology considering the consequences and challenges faced by us in an ever technological changing world. compulsory unit for all students. This is a paper in which students research, discuss and write a paper on digital technology considering the future and how it will impact on our society. We question how technology makes us question what it means to be human.

Students then move onto developing their programming skills with some starting the university programming paper. During the term, students will identify an idea which they can build during term two.

Term 2
Students undertake individual projects focusing on programming in a text-based language. Students will use project management tools to ensure that the outcome is developed on time and is fit for purpose. Students will build, debug and test their program to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Term 3
Students complete their projects, midway through the term student move onto external exam preparation.

Term 4
Level 3 digital technology external exam on computer science.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for materials and licenses

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Digital Technology or discretion of Teacher in Charge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91615 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology

This is research paper where students are required to undertake readings, research and in class discussion in order to write a report on the consequences and challenges we face in today's technological age.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91897 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Project management is worked alongside the other assessments within digital. Students use agile project management methods to ensure that the outcome is delivered on time and is fit for purpose.

The evidence for this standard is a portfolio collected over time demonstrating how they have managed their project over a period of time.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91906 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program

Students develop a computer program debugging and testing throughout to ensure it is fir for purpose. 

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 91908 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science

This paper is an external exam which students undertake in the second week of term 4.

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

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.