Computing

Mr S McKeown —

The following are the subjects available for study in 2019

11 Computing:   11Ict   Full Year

Course Description: For students wanting to gain or extend their knowledge of computer hardware and applications. Topics will include computer setup and functions, principles of design, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, web design and computer programming.

Recommended Entry Criteria: A minimum of 2 credits from 10Icx if studied. A minimum of 50% in Year 10 Maths and English examinations.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement and Unit Standards credits

Approximate Contributions: $20 printing

Next step: 12Ict

Contact Person: Mr McKeown


 12 Computing:   12Ict   Full Year

Course Description: Primarily for Year 12 students wanting to obtain further skills in Computing. The focus is on providing a range of industry-related computing skills; including computer hardware setup, web design, desktop publishing, presentations, spreadsheets and computer programming.

Recommended Entry Criteria: A minimum of 10 credits from 11Ict if studied, otherwise Level 1 Certificate with a minimum of a C pass in 11Ena/11Mac or 12 credits from 11Enb/11Mat.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement and Unit Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: $20 printing,

Next step: 13Ict

Contact Person: Mr McKeown


13 Computing:   13Ict   Full Year

Course Description: The focus of this course is on providing a range of industry-related design skills including; computer hardware setup, image editing, web design using HTML and Web Authoring, desktop publishing, databases, spreadsheets and computer programming. 

Most assessments are project-based requiring significant planning and evaluation. Note that the course will be updated to offer the latest requirements for University Entrance from the technology field.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Students must have studied either 11Ict and/or 12Ict, and earned at least 10 credits in that year level.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Unit and Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: $20 printing,

Contact Person: Mr McKeown


Digital Technologies:   12Dig   Full Year

Course Description: This programme is provided for students who wish to make a career in IT.  Students  will be taught by Ara CPIT tutors both on-site at  Ara CPIT Madras Street campus and at school. This allows students to experience the tertiary learning environment in a safe and controlled manner, and will help to inform students of potential further pathways of study and career opportunities. Students will have access to a wider range of facilities and software that has direct industry relevance. This means learning important skills in computing, problem solving and agile methodologies to create computer programmes, databases and websites. There is an emphasis on practical skills, and an integration of theory with a focus on the manufacturing Industry, by encompassing documenting processes and planning, and performing calculations for programming and databases.

Recommended Entry Criteria:  Reasonable level of digital ability and must have BYOD

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards, 16 credits

Next Step: This course should provide students with a study pathway into further programmes such as the Certificate or Diploma in information and Communications Technology. Computing qualifications will set students up for careers such as technical support, software development, or network administration.

Contact Person: Mr D Gilmore

Digital Technologies: 13Dig Full Year

Course Description: This programme is provided for students who wish to make a career in IT. Students will be taught by both University of Canterbury Computer Science Lecturers, and  Ara CPIT tutors both on-site at their respective campuses, and at school. This allows students to experience the tertiary learning environment in a safe and controlled manner, and will help to inform students of potential further pathways of study and career opportunities. Students will have access to a wider range of facilities and software that has direct industry relevance. This means learning important skills in computing, problem solving and agile methodologies to create computer programmes, databases and websites. There is an emphasis on practical skills, and an integration of theory with a focus on the manufacturing Industry, by encompassing documenting processes and planning, and performing calculations for programming and databases.

Recommended Entry CriteriaH Completion of 12Dig or 12Ict or a high level of digital ability and must have BYOD

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards, 16 credits

Next Step: This course should provide students with a study pathway into further programmes such as the Certificate or Diploma in information and Communications Technology. Computing qualifications will set students up for careers such as technical support, software development, or network administration.

Contact Person: Mr D Gilmore