13PCE

NCEA Level 3 Practical Computing

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

This course will provide an opportunity for students who wish to enhance their understanding of digital literacy and computing software packages as a bridge to further secondary or tertiary study. Students will obtain basic computer competency for job skills, and recognised accreditation.

This course also offers an Achievement Standards pathway for students who wish to use this as a University Entrance option.

Although this course appears to offer 67 Credits, this just illustrates that students can take either a University Entrance or a Unit Standards pathway, or a combination of both. 

Most students will take between 16-24 Credits.

The course offers a range of Unit Standards across:

  • Data Entry (Students will learn to enter information efficiently)
  • Word Processing, Image manipulation and Spreadsheets and Database.
  • Effective Digital Communication in the Workplace Presentation Skills
  • Computer Management Competencies

The course also offers a range of Achievement Standards across:

  • Creating a Digital Information based outcome
  • Design and iteration
  • Critical reflection



Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning required

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 consumables charge. A $5 printing credit is recommended.

Pathway

This is a course that provides a skills rich environment in office productivity. The software packages learnt in class will directly benefit and support all pathways forward.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 36 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 33 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29785 v1
NZQA Info
Use a word processing application to integrate images, spreadsheet and database data into documents

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29786 v1
NZQA Info
Produce a spreadsheet for organisational use

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29787 v1
NZQA Info
Produce and use a database to provide a solution for organisational use

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29792 v1
NZQA Info
Use a desktop publishing application to produce documents

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91900 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.1 - Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91901 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.2 - Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91902 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.3 - Use complex techniques to develop a database

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91907 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91909 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 36
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.

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