Basic (Level 1)

  • Resistors
  • Creating circuits

Advanced (Level 2)

Complex (Level 3)

  • Implementing communication protocols
  • Wireless transfer of information
  • Feedback[2] control
  • Implementing software flags and interrupts
  • CAD design, 3D printing, CNC[6], PCB

Terms definitions
1. Advanced. In senior Technology programmes, the term “advanced” is used to identify curriculum level 7 (NCEA Level 2) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).
2. Feedback. Responses from people who have a specific interest or investment (time, financial, emotional) in a project. Feedback can be positive or negative. For example, your teacher may be a stakeholder in one of your in-class projects. When your teacher is discussing with you what they think about it, they are giving you feedback. When a […]
3. design. Creating a plan or mock up of the new system or digital outcome based on all of the requirements and specifications that have been identified.
4. control. How a computer system operates or is “controlled”
5. Data. Raw facts or figures without context or meaning. e.g. 1, “Boris”, False