Digital Technology - Computer Science Level 2
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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Computer Support Technician, Database/Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Network Engineer, Programmer, Software Architect, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Office Manager, Personal Assistant, Animator, Artist, Photographer, Artistic Director, Teaching, Illustrator, Product Design, Video Game Design, Web Design, Film and Video Editor, Information Systems, Engineer, Software Developer, Website Developer, Website Manager,
Courses outlined will only be available 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.