Level 2 Digital Technology

DTG201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Wright

Level 2 Digital Technology - DTG 201

Digital Technologies are of vital importance to New Zealand’s growth in a modern 21st Century. Students in New Zealand need to develop their knowledge and skills to equip them for the rapid changes that are occurring in our society. The course will concentrate on building the skills necessary for the careers of the future. 

So we will be covering - Programming in PHP, JavaScript, Python languages, learning web development HTML/CSS/JavaScript, database development linked to a website or python application and finally the course will cover intermediate computer science concepts like encryption, error control systems and computer security.

Each student will come out of this course with a solid understanding of a range of digital technologies and skills that could lead onto jobs and career paths.




Course Overview

Term 1
The course will start with intermediate skills necessary in web development. Covering HTML/CSS/JavaScript and the design principles necessary. Their learning will also include how to link to databases using PHP and how to design and query relational databases.

Term 2
Their website and database assessments will continue until the end of term two.

Term 3
Term three students will learn more advanced coding skills in the Python programming language. They will be expected to have an understanding of the fundamentals already in Python. Advanced iterative developed methodologies using Kanban boards, agile development techniques, and version control using Github will also be covered to complete their learning before their combined assessment begins.
An external CAT (common assessment task) will be offered for students wanting to gain more credits in computer science.

Term 4
Students in the final term will be finishing off their internal assessments.

Pathway

Level 3 Digital Technology

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91892 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database
2
I
4
A.S. 91893 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
2
I
4
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
2
I
6
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
2
E
3
Y
Total Credits

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