11DGT

NCEA Level 1 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Webster

Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies enables students to express problems and formulate solutions in ways that mean a computer (an information processing agent) can be used to solve them. In this area, students develop:

  • To decompose a problem to create a simple algorithm using the three building blocks of programming.
  • To debug simple algorithms and programmes and identifying if things have gone wrong.
  • Implement the algorithm by creating a programme that uses inputs, outputs, sequences, basic selection using comparative operators, and iteration.

Designing and developing digital outcomes: In this area, students understand that digital applications and systems are created for humans by humans. Students develop the following:

  • Investigate and consider possible solutions to a given context or issue.
  • Identify and evaluate social, ethical and end-user considerations that are relevant to the outcome.
  • Use information gained from testing and apply appropriate tools, techniques, procedures and/or protocols to improve the quality of the outcome and to ensure it meets the purpose and end-user requirements.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Developing a proposal for an outcome

Term 2
(HTML) HyperText Markup Language (Website Structure)
(CSS) Cascading Style Sheets (Website style, layout)
Image Manipulation

Term 3
Programming using Python Language and/or Scratch.
Human Computer Interaction

Recommended Prior Learning

Majority of topics at Year 10 Digital Technologies to an ACHIEVED level. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Code Avengers Online Programming Learning Tool $10

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
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. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0