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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91615 v3 Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
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A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
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A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
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Total Credits
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.

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