L2DIT

Level 2 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

What will I learn and how will I learn?
The main course will offer four achievement standards worth 19 credits (internal and external) and be eligible for course endorsement. It will mirror the Level 1 Digital Technologies course where possible and be run as a year long project following normal business practice of a proposal, a media campaign, a programming product (e.g. a game design) and a final summary for the external component of the course. The achievement standards on offer are listed below, together with the unit standard options for students requiring an Individualised Education Program (IEP). 

Authenticity
All students are expected to follow the policy outlined in the Kaitaia College NZQA Student Handbook.  Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessment.

Conditions of Assessment
Most assessments will be completed with a mixture of in class and out of class time. However, some standards require work only to be completed in class time. This is to ensure authenticity - that all work that students submit is their own. Discussions during assessment events will negate Merit and Excellence grades. There are no external examinations for unit standards.

Submitting Internal Assessments
It is important that students take note of the due dates for the internal assessments. All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to your NCEA guidelines or talk to your teacher about this). Assessments that are submitted after the due date, without prior approval, will receive a Not Achieved.

Resubmissions and Reassessments
Apart from the CAT External which cannot be resubmitted all achievement standards will be decided on a case by case basis. Criteria such as regular attendance and on task classroom behaviour will be required before any resubmissions or reassessments will be offered.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91890, AS91896

Term 2
AS91893

Term 3
AS91899

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

Preference will be given to students who have done Level 1 Digital Technologies. Students who have good work habits and are competent and confident users of a computer can gain entry with Head of Learning Area/Teacher in Charge approval. For the Unit Standard course, preference will be given to students who have had some previous experience in Digital Technology or Information and Communication Technologies. Consideration from the Head of Learning Area and/or Teacher in Charge will be given to other students who have good work habits and are competent and confident users of a computer.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 32 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2790 v9
NZQA Info
Use and maintain personal computer peripherals
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

U.S. 25656 v4
NZQA Info
Create a website using a mark-up language to meet a set brief
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 29772 v1
NZQA Info
Manage files and folders using digital devices
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

U.S. 29780 v1
NZQA Info
Configure and use contemporary and emerging digital devices
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

U.S. 29783 v1
NZQA Info
Implement basic security when using digital devices and software
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 29784 v1
NZQA Info
Troubleshoot, fix and escalate simple or routine computing and connectivity problems
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

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. 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
A.S. 91899 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.10 - Present a summary of developing a digital outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0