3PURS

3 Pursuit (3PURS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Hoy

This course allows learners to pursue projects of their choice and develop outcomes that integrate various tools and technical skills. Disciplines and tools the learner can draw from may include Graphic Design, Animation, 3D modelling, Programming, Databases, Web Design, 3D printing, Vinyl Cutting, Programmable Electronics. 

 

Learners will also choose from a range of achievement standards (a selection is shown below) that are appropriate to their project and will assess their ability to apply: design process, project management skills, technical skills to produce an outcome. To get the full benefit from this course, learners should have previous experience with the Technology learning area or have taken Next Level Design or Next Level Coding.

 

Two external assessments will also be offered to those that want them.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $5.00 for in class materials and resources.
● Possible Field Trip opportunity to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events and added to statements as they occur.

See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

Additional course specific stationery items required.
● A5 Visual Diary
● External Mouse
● Headphones

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91609 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.2 - Undertake project management to support technological practice
4
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. 91611 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype 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. 91900 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.1 - Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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
A.S. 91909 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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