Level 3 Digital Technologies

13DIG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

Digital Technology covers a wide range of fields of study, from programming and computer science to digital media. The course is designed to give students optional pathways depending on their area of interest and has a number of standards available to create an individual learning experience. This requires independence from the student, they will need to take ownership of their learning.

Please note: Students will not undertake all the options available but are able to put together a course designed around their own personal choices. and there may be an opportunity for some students to undertake a first-year university paper; however, this will impact on the number of NCEA credits available to them.


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.

Term 2
Students undertake individual projects, they are able to focus on areas of interest and develop a digital outcome using their chosen medium. Students will choose from the standard available, for example, a conceptual design which leads onto developing a digital media outcome. Previous years students from the digital media class undertake the school yearbook as a group project.

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1
3
E
3
Y
3w
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
6
A.S. 91903 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
4
A.S. 91615 v3 Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
3
I
6
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.