NCEA Level 1 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Webster

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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



Detailed Subject Outline

NCEA Level 2 Digital Technology

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Copywriter, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Graphic Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Editor, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Systems Administrator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Game Developer, Market Research Analyst, Printer, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Security Analyst, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Code Avengers Online Programming Learning Tool $10

Pathway Tags

Website Developer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Data Entry Operator, Software Engineers, Software Architect, Software Developer, Data Analyst, Test Analyst., Database/System Administrator, Game Developer, System Administrator, Web Designer, Website Administrator, Computer Graphic Design, Data Entry Operator, Animator

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