Level 3 Digital Technologies
Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green
What will I learn and how will I learn?
The course offers 19 credits through internal and external achievement standards and is eligible for course endorsement. It will mirror the Level 2 Digital Technologies course where possible, but at a much higher level. It will 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 reflective summary for the external component of the course. This course also offers a unit standard option for students requiring an Individualised Education Program (IEP). Teacher and student will create a program for those wanting to do a unit standards (Please meet with the teacher to discuss your options).
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.
Recommended Prior Learning
Preference will be given to students who have done Level 2 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.
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.
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Database/Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Network Engineer, Programmer, Software Architect, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Administration Officer, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Research and Development, Product and Support, E-Commerce, Marketing Consultant, Sales and Marketing, ICT Security Specialist, Telecommunications Network Planner, Animation, Robotics Designer, Software Engineer,