Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton.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.
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;
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
NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Computer and Electrical Engineering, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Interactive Game Design, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Product & Digital Design, NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies - Software Engineering and Computer ScienceCareer Pathways