NCEA Level 2 Design and Visual Communication

12DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication (DVC) consists of two projects that relate to Product Design and Architecture. The Standards undertaken consist of 3 compulsory Achievement Standards (16 credits) and between one and three additional Achievement Standards that are negotiated between teacher and student. This allows students to undertake learning that reflects their personal interest and talents.

All students are encouraged to enter Level 3 Achievement Standards. This is done to assist students manage workload in Year 13 and scaffold learning for those wishing to enter Scholarship the following year as well as recognizing and students actual level of achievement.

At Level 2 the students are assessed against specialist Architectural and Product Design  Achievement Standards that align with tertiary and vocational pathways. They are also able to convey their in-depth thinking and creative visually. Students with a good level of literacy are also advantaged. They will create and produce their own designs though freehand sketching, 3D printing and modelling, laser cutting, design notation  instrumental drawing and a range of 3D CAD software.

This subject relates to a wide range of professions and career opportunities. In addition, its focus on creating and presenting innovative solutions and ideas are transferable skills that have broad appeal. Most students will complete a course of between 18 and 24 credits and gain a NCEA Subject Endorsement at either Merit or Excellence.

NCEA Level 2


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Personal stationery costs could be up to $40 for drawing instruments and media accessories, depending on the student's own requirements. There is also a set charge of $15 for such items as art paper, card, tracing papers and model making materials that the student uses.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry, however a Level 1 Technology subject is advantageous.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
2
E
3
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
2
E
4
A.S. 91341 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91342 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
2
I
6
A.S. 91362 v4 Generic Technology 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of the nature of technological outcomes
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91364 v4 Generic Technology 2.11 - Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts related to human factors in design
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 6

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 33 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.