Level 3 Computer Science

13CSC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms O. Liddle

Year 13 Computer Science is an advanced course, following on from the Year 12 course, offering Level Three achievement standard credits. A significant proportion of the course involves programming, using the C# language, to an advanced object orientated level. Students will continue learning their project management skills as they work on their programming projects. They will also investigate areas of Computer Science and focus on one topic from: computer graphics, complex systems, computer vision, big data, formal languages and network protocols.


Course Overview

Term 1
Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
Programming skills and learning of complex techniques

Term 2
Programming skills and learning of complex techniques
Use complex programming techniques and processes to develop a computer programming

Term 3
Use complex programming techniques and processes to develop a computer programming
Theory of computer science; focusing on artificial intelligence

Term 4
Theory of computer science; focusing on artificial intelligence

Equipment/Stationery

Earphones with 3.5 mm audio jack
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It is advantages to have the use of a computer, which can support Visual Studio installation, to work on from home.


Recommended Prior Learning

A strong understanding of computer programming is required for this course. If a student has not taken Computer Science in Year 12 but has previous programming experience and strong problem-solving skills, they may be accepted into the course. This approval would be needed from the teacher in charge of Computer Science.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91900 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.1 - Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
3
I
6
Y
A.S. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
3
I
6
A.S. 91907 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
3
I
6
A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
3
E
3
Y
3w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Software Developer, Game Developer, Scrum Master, User Experience Designer, Information Technology Architect, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Data Analyst, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Security Consultant, Electronics Engineer, Penetration Tester, Test Analyst, Sound Technician, Network Administrator, Graphic Designer, Electrical Engineer, Animator/Digital Artist, Biomedical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Web Developer, Database Developer


Disclaimer

this information may vary