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Course Organisation

2010 Syllabus

The 2010 IPT Syllabus re-organises topics and simplifies the assessment program in terms of formative/summative spread across the 2 years of study. It applies to students studying IPT in year 11 2011 and beyond.

Introduction

The coursework has been reorganised into 4 MAJOR topics:

  • Algorithms [A] = ways of solving problems
  • Software Programming [SP] = programming implementations of solutions
  • Structured Query Language [SQL] = modern database languages
  • Relational Information System [RIS] = database design

With 2 GLOBAL topics:

  • Human Computer Interaction [HCI] = Interface design, accessibility and design
  • Social and Ethical Implications [SEI] = Relevence, impact, the human condition as effected by ICTs

And areas where ADDITIONAL MATERIAL may be drawn:

  • Intelligent Systems [IS] = knowledge discovery, Expert systems, Artificial Neural Networks
  • Computer Systems [CS] = system engineering, hardwar

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Topic Sequence

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AL1 - Algorithms and Application Structure

SP1 -Control Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Project 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test1

 

 

 

Writing Task 1

 

 

Test2

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SP2 - Data Structures and Abstract Data Types

SP3 - Web Programming with PHP and JavaScript

Major Project 1 (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SQL1 - Structured Query Language

RIS1 - Object Role Modelling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Project 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exam1

 

Writing Task 2

 

 

 

 

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RIS2 - Online Databases

IS1 - Knowledge Discovery

Major Project 2 (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exam2

 

 

 

Minor 1

 

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Assessment Programme

There is mandatory involvement in a range of assessment styles that are supportive of students demonstrating understanding, procedural familiarity, reflective practice and comprehensive learning.

  • Supervised Written Assessment (items done in exam conditions) - practical tests, examinations
  • Extended Response Assessment (minor project work with emphasis in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of data) - researched-based writing tasks
  • Product Assessment (making products) - major assignments (programming and database) utilising the software development cycle, information system development cycle (both variants of the design-develop-evaluate model)

Students will work independently and as members of teams where appropriate.

Students' work will be complied into a FOLIO - this folio forms the basis of judgements about achievment.

The YEAR 12 folio is used to determine EXIT levels of achievement.

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Dimensions and Criteria

IPT assessment is reported using 3 dimensions

  • Knowledge and Application [KA]
  • Analysis and Synthesis [AS]
  • Communication and Evaluation [EC]

MOST items contain aspects of all 3 dimensions, these dimensions are considered EQUAL, yet comprise a vastly different array of application and skill levels within them.

Determining LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT use a performance composite:

VHA Standard A in any two dimensions and no less than a B in the remaining dimension
HA Standard B in any two dimensions and no less than a C in the remaining dimension
SA Standard C in any two dimensions and no less than a D in the remaining dimension
LA At least Standard D in any two dimensions
VLA Standard E in the three dimensions

 

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