Level 3 Computing


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Term 1 and 2 AS 3.4 and 3.8

You will create a professional website that has good design and function and that links dynamically to a relational database.

You will need to use HTML and CSS coding to create your website and include other media eg images, graphs and text. You will need to write PHP code to allow for a dynamic linking enabling the editing of the database via the website. Your website will be multi platform and include GPS updating. This is a large 10 credit project and special care will be taken with the planning.

 

Term 3 AS 3.7

You will further develop your programming skills and include classes, objects and GUI in your code.

 

Term 4 AS 3.9

This is an external assessment that involves investigating Artificial Intelligence. We will be looking at the Turing test as a means of understanding what AI is and how it could be used in the future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Skills to enable you to do well in large project work
  • Webpage creation dynamically linked to databases
  • to incorporate a variety of technologies to create a fit for purpose product including HTML, CSS, PHP, mySQL, Javascript, digital media, and GPS syncing
  • Programming classes and GUI
  • You will investigate AI and the impacts this has

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

You should have successfully completed at least one year of Computing.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

These Achievement Standards are being introduced for the first time in December 2018. The content for all units can be found on www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework after this time.


External Assessments will be a written portfolio which will be submitted electronically.


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
AS 91903 Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome 4 Int N
AS 91907 Use complex processes to plan and develop a digital outcome 6 Int N
AS 91906 Develop a complex computer program 6 Int N
AS 91908 Analyse an area of computer science 3 Ext R & W


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

19


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

There will usually not be an opportunity for reassessment.


See the NZQA Information page for more details.

 

  • There is no reassessment opportunity for students who do not hand work in on time.

  • Each unit will have a deadline and you will be given these closer to the start of each topic. Deadlines, obviously must be met.

 

Authenticity and Appeals:


Assessment work completed must be your own work.


These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures.


Read your NZQA Information page for details.

Course Endorsement

To achieve Course Endorsement, you will need at least 14 credits including the external

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Contributes to NCEA Level 3

This is a UE approved subject

Skills learnt will set you up for a future in highly sought after career options

INDICATIVE COSTS:

Materials cost $25