13DTG

Level 3 Digital Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Wright

Level 3 Digital Technology - 13DTG

Digital technologies is a great career option. This course prepares students for university studies in Computer Science, Information Technologies careers and Software Engineering courses. We will cover website development, with HTML5, CSS, Javascript and validating input, PHP/SQL, SQL/HTML injection protection, advanced image editing, encryption and security measures necessary in protecting websites. 

Students will learn industry standard coding and conventions for programming, web development and relational database design.

Object orientated programming with graphical user interfaces with the Python programming is also covered. Students will develop their projects following agile development methodologies, and version control used in real world business environments. 

Students will have the opportunity to study any of the following advanced computer science topics and be tested in a DCAT examination near the end of the year.

Advanced computer science concepts covering: 

  • artificial intelligence
  • complexity and tractability finish off their learning year.  
  • computer vision, big data 
  • computer graphics 
  • formal languages
  • network communication protocols 



Course Overview

Term 1
The course begins with developing complex websites with dynamic content, using relational databases and coding languages like PHP/SQL.
Students will mostly be learning in this first term and planning their projects.

Term 2
Term two will be creating their dynamic data-driven website projects.

Term 3
During this term, students will be how to do programming in Python, using OOP (object orientated) and graphical programs. They will also learn more advanced development processes to manage their projects.
There will also be an opportunity to do an external DCAT (digital common assessment task) for a computer science topic of their choosing.

Term 4
Their last term will be finishing off their internal projects.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91902 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.3 - Use complex techniques to develop a database
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91903 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91906 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91907 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0