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Digital Technologies - Level 3


Advanced level - designing and developing a digital outcome to solve a problem and computational thinking. Including: gathering and analysing data, algorithms, iterative development, programming, digital illustration, outcome development and a computer science topic.

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Qualification: Achievement Standards [Internal and External]/Unit Standards credits which contribute to NCEA Level 3.

Entry requirements: It is preferable for all students to have completed the Year 12 Digital Technologies course.

Content/Skills: This course continues the learning pathway in Digital Technologies including:

  • Developing student awareness of Global Digital Citizenship
  • Developing student understanding of complex procedures to develop a Relational Database embedded in a specified digital outcome
  • Develop a conceptual design and protype for an outcome Generic Technology (Research, Plan, Model an outcome using various design and modelling tools)
  • Implementing complex procedures to produce a specified Digital Media Outcome (Web Development)
  • Demonstrate understanding of areas of computer science
  • Develop a complex computer program for a specified task

Credits: Can be achieved in most aspects of this course.

Standards may be selected from the following:

91908 Analyse an area of Computer Science - 3 Credits External [Literacy]


91909 Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome - 3 Credits External

91902 Use complex techniques to develop a database - 4 Credits Internal

91903 Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome - 4 Credits Internal

91906 Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program - 6 credits


91610 Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense - 6 Credits Internal

Note: The contents of this course may be adapted at the discretion of the HOD Digital Technologies.

Each student will receive print credit for completing work for the formative and summative assessments. For extra printing students will need to purchase a photocopy card.

Where does it lead? Skills and concepts taught in this course will be invaluable in any profession and most tertiary qualifications, particularly degrees in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems .

For further information see Mrs C Nicholls.