LEVEL 1 COMPUTER SCIENCE – L1COS

Learning Area: Technology
Qualification: NCEA Level 1

This course will enable students to code their own games in Scratch, and programme in Python. Students will learn how computers sort and search data and will develop skills in data manipulation. Ethical and security issues in the real world will be investigated along with computer science concepts. Website design will also be covered.

Students wishing to pursue careers in software development, software engineering, game making, system analysis, networking, technician’s, database development should consider this course.

Course Components:
  • Game planning and prototype creation
  • Programming
  • Computer science (algorithms, compression, user interfaces)
  • Web site design

External Credits:                                     3 (in class exam in term 3)
Internal Credits:                                     18 – 24
Literacy:                                                   N/A
Entry Recommendations:                    Students should have sound English and Mathematical skills

NCEA LEVEL 1
NCEA LEVEL 2
NCEA LEVEL 3