13DT

Level 3 Digital Technologies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Syme

Pink roses, recoloured with masks
Pink roses, recoloured with masks

The 13 Digital Technologies course enables you to follow your interests and passions in Digital Technologies, as part of the Technology project. There is some flexibility for you to select which standards you do, in consultation with the teacher.

Currently the course includes critical inquiry, conceptual design, using digital media to make a solution, and computer science. All the internal achievement standards are rolled into the Technology project, and what you make is up to you.

Computer Science is the focus of the external achievement standard, and you can choose which topic you investigate such as computer vision, big data and computer graphics. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Digital Technologies Level 2 (or by negotiation with the Teacher in Charge - Submit an Exemption Request)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

none required

Pathway

web developer, animator, computer games developer, software developer, systems analyst, computer games tester, IT trainer, database administrator, computer service and repair technician, electronics engineer, programmer, digital marketing, Ecommerce, graphic design, social media marketing, computer scientist, machine learning engineer, secretary. Most jobs include utilise Digital Technologies.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
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. 91635 v4
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 3.43 - Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
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
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. 91908 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.