Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Digital Technologies 2021

General information

Domain

Digital Technologies

Method of assessment

Common assessment task (online / digital submission)

Duration

3 hours

Standards

91886  91887

Information relating to both achievement standards

A common assessment task (CAT) is developed and marked by NZQA, and administered by a school in a single session during a period of assessment specified by NZQA.

Conditions of assessment

Candidates must complete their assessment individually under teacher supervision, in accordance with the NCEA Assessment and Examination Rules and Procedures.

The material submitted for assessment must be the candidates’ own work. Unless specified below, candidates are not permitted to access any resources (either in hard copy or online) other than those supplied in the assessment itself.

Further information

NZQA will notify schools during Term 1 of the period of assessment, and then schools must inform NZQA of the day during this period of assessment on which the CAT will be administered.

Administration and submission instructions and authenticity requirements will be published on the Digital Technologies subject page at the end of Term 2.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91886

Title

Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction

Version

1

Number of credits

3

Candidates will be required to respond in short and / or extended answers (800–1500 words in total) to questions relating to a media resource.

Candidates may be asked to refer to specific usability heuristics.


Standard

91887

Title

Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

Version

1

Number of credits

3

Candidates will be required to respond in short and / or extended answers (800–1500 words in total) to questions relating to compression coding for their choice of ONE of the following media types:

  • audio
  • video
  • still images.

Resources relating to all media types will be supplied. Candidates may refer to the resources to support their responses.


Digital Technologies subject page

Examination timetable and submission dates

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