Level 3 Computing


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Term 1 and 2 AS 3.41 and 3.43

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

You will need to use HTML and CSS coding to create your website and include other media eg images and text. You will need to write ASP code to allow for a dynamic link enabling the editing of the database via the website. This is a large 10 credit project and special care will be taken with the planning.

 

Term 3 AS 3.46

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

 

Term 4 AS 3.44

This is an external assessment that involves investigating two topics.
  1. 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.

  2. Tractability and Complexity. This involves looking at problems that can’t be solved by computers because they require an impossibly long time and algorithms that could help this problem.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Skills to enable you to do well in large project work
  • Webpage creation dynamically linked to databases
  • Programming classes and GUI
  • You will investigate AI and the field of big data

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

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

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

The content for all units can be found on www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework


External Assessments will be a written portfolio


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
AS 91633 Produce a website dynamically linked to a relational database 6 Int N
AS 91635 Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (webpage using HTML and CSS) 4 Int N
AS 91636 Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts from computer science 4 Ext R & W
AS 91637 Develop an advanced computer program for a specified purpose 6 Int N


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

20


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 $22.00