12DGT

NCEA Level 2 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:

  • Algorithmic thinking skills and understanding of the computer science principles that underpin all digital technologies.
  • Students learn core programming concepts and learn to take advantage of the capabilities of computers, so that they can become creators of digital technologies, not just users.
  • Understanding of how computer data is stored.

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:

  • An increasingly sophisticated understanding and skills for designing and producing quality, fit-for-purpose, digital outcomes.
  • Understanding of the technologies people need in order to locate, analyse, evaluate and present digital information efficiently, effectively and ethically.
  • Awareness of intellectual property issues that arise within digital systems. Develop knowledge and skills in using different digital technologies to create digital content for the web, and prints.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Code Avengers Online Learning Programming Tool

Recommended Prior Learning


Students KAMAR record must demonstrate consistent safe working practices and an adherence to expected classroom routines. 

  • Recommended that they have Level 1, however not compulsory.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91890 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.1 - Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91891 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91893 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91896 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0