L3DIG

Digital Technology Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

Computer Programming and Software Development
Students will apply comprehensive knowledge of data structures to produce a solution by:
•Applying advanced programming techniques to meet the requirements of a brief or solve a problem
•Working through the program development lifecycle, including modeling, problem-solving, coding, documentation, testing, refining, evaluating, and maintenance

Digital Media
Students will be able to effectively apply the following core elements to two digital media applications:
•Using planning tools to manage, refine, and develop a project
•Applying effective aesthetics to ensure high-quality outcome/s
•Evaluating and selecting a digital media solution
•Using a combination of advanced technical functions from digital media application/s
•Critically reviewing and evaluating the final outcome
•Using creative and innovative techniques to develop an outcome
•Effectively marketing and/or present outcomes to an audience
•Combining a range of digital media applications to develop a solution

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Digital Technology or with agreement from the Head of Department. Students must have achieved at least 10 credits from the NCEA Level 2 Digital Technology  This course is designed for students who are interested in Computer Science as a possible career pathway.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91634 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.42 - Demonstrate understanding of complex concepts of digital media
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91635 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.43 - Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91637 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.46 - Develop a complex computer program for a specified task
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 6

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

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.