DTC201

Digital Technology - Computer Science Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Green

Digital Technology - Computer Science

Investigate the world of Computer Science and what goes on behind the scenes in digital devices. 

The course covers three major areas – Programming, the concepts of Computer Science and Databases. Students will study relational databases and their relevance in today’s e-Commerce and IT environment and continue the Java programming begun in Level 1. Students will look at advanced concepts of Computer Science; including the different ways data is used, the importance of encrypting and protecting data in today’s electronic world and will investigate computer human interfaces. 

While the course is essentially practically based, there is one written external at the end of the year, and there is a required written component included in every unit. Commitment to homework is an essential requirement of the course. 

Own laptop is highly recommended. 



Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91898 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91896 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91893 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91892 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available in 2020 if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.