NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer Science

11DTP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer Science

This is a foundation Digital Technologies course for students who wish to specialise in Computer Science with a focus on programming, database, and algorithmic thinking.

Student learning in Year 11 will center around basic skills development including;

  • Functional programming (using Python)
  • Database creation and management
  • Computer Science knowledge and concepts.

Students will be encouraged to compete in the range of programming competitions available throughout the year.

Students will develop their programming skills to problem solve a range of problems.

When people think of Computer Science they often just think of programming, but there are many more aspects to the field including interaction design, communications and networks, software design, computer security, information systems, big data, machine learning, graphics, operating systems, educational systems, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems (processors that are embedded in everything from mobile phones to cars). All of these areas are experiencing rapid growth both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, and there is a strong demand for Computer Science.

NCEA Level 1


Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Computer and Electrical Engineering, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Interactive Game Design, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Product Design Technologies, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Consumables. It is strongly recommended that students purchase a $20 Print Credit from the Student Office.


Recommended Prior Learning

Any student will have the opportunity to enter this course (regardless of their current knowledge or skill sets), as the course will initially teach and assess those essential skills.Students are recommended to have some familiarity with programming.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91879 v1 Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
1
I
4
A.S. 91884 v1 Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91885 v1 Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91887 v1 Digital Technologies 1.11 - Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
1
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.