NCEA L3 Digital Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Searle

The course further develops the students’ ability to create digital products based on a brief for a client, using project management tools successfully and iteratively improving the outcome.

This course opens the way to a wide variety of careers and interests. The achievement standards contribute to awards in creative industries, manufacturing and technology and services industries vocational pathways

This is a general course designed for those planning to progress in business computing or tertiary study. It focuses on desktop publishing, developing a website, programming with Python and the computer science area of formal languages.

There is a huge shortage of basic IT skills in the workforce. Students who wish to further their computing skills are in high demand in the workforce.

Coding has become a significant way of learning with students using many different programming software tools to solve real life problems. Students who wish to go to study Computer Science at University can discover rewarding and well-paid careers.

Innovative use of digital technology to support learning in secondary education is being driven by a changing world and an emerging awareness of the importance of addressing the needs of all learners. Technology rich environments enable teachers to develop personalised, accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities that improve student engagement and achievement.

Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91907 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome Level 3, 6 Credits Internal
Due T1 W8

Term 2
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program Level 3, 6 Credits Internal
Due T2 W8

Term 3
A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
Level 3, 3 Credits External
Due Term 3 W6

Term 4
A.S. 91903 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome (HTML/CSS Website)
Level 3, 4 Credits Internal
Due T4 W2

Learning Areas:

Arts - Mātauranga Toi, NCEA Level 3, Technology - Hangarau