Prerequisites None. However, it is envisaged that those opting for this course have completed at least one year of study in this subject, preferably at Year 10 and Year 11. Description This project-based learning course explores areas of computer programming, web development, computer science concepts and design. The course has an emphasis on the need for computer awareness and understanding. Knowledge and skills in computing studies, software design and electronic technologies are important in our rapidly changing society. This course aims to provide students with a pathway in Digital Technologies towards tertiary studies and innovative employment opportunities.
Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with about 20 credits Students will select from the following Achievement Standards, based on strengths and interests: • AS 91890 (6 credits – internal) Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome. • AS 91891 (3 credits – internal) Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital outcome. • AS 91893 (4 credits – internal) Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome. • AS 91896 (6 credits – internal) Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program. • AS 91897 (6 credits – external) Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome. • AS 91898 (3 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept. • AS 91899 (3 credits – external) Present a summary of developing a digital outcome.
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