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.

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