DTY1

NCEA L1 Digital Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Searle

This is a full-year course. It is designed for those planning to progress in business computing, computer science or information management.

Students will develop an understanding of computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies. They’ll learn core programming concepts so that they can become creators of digital technology. Preparing students for digital assessments means ensuring that they are comfortable working in digital environments, undergo cycles of improving their outcomes and have experience with a range of digital tools.

 There is a huge shortage of basic IT skills in the workforce, and students with Good Digital Technologies skills are valued. Students who wish to go to study Computer Science at University can discover rewarding and well-paid careers.




Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91885 v1 Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
Level 1, 3 Credits, Internal
Due W6

Term 2
A.S. 91879 v1 Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data (Infographic)
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due W2

A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome (Desktop Publishing)
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due W10

Term 3
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due T4 W2

A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level 1, 3 Credits, External
Due W6

Term 4
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level 1, 4 Credits, Internal
Due T4 W2

Recommended Prior Learning

Students benefit from having studied DTY010, because they will have developed some understanding of programming with Python.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students need a good laptop with a mouse.

Pathway

This course leads to subjects which develop digital media skills, programming skills, page layout skills, skills in summarising and presenting information, STEM subjects and subjects which require an IT input.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91879 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
A.S. 91885 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0