Level 2 Computer Science

COM201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Gottschalk

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry but success in COM101 and strong mathematical / logic skills will help ensure student success.



In this course you will learn how to write programs in Python. We will also learn how to create  databases with a website front end. The external covers a range of Computer Science concepts that change each year but are all fascinating.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
This course is solely Achievement Standards which includes one external assessment.


Faculties:

Digital Technologies



Pathway

Level 3 Computer Science

This course can lead on to COM301 / DTI301. Students with a background in Computer Science / Programming are well placed to continue on to University or to find work in the well-paying IT industry (which currently has a worldwide shortage of trained professionals).

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Headphones which plug into a standard headphone jack (not Apple) for accessing sound in tutorial videos.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91892 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database
2
I
4
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
2
I
6
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
2
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.