Computer Science Level 1

Computer Science Level 1 (Half Year) (L1COSCH)

Prior Learning: Attained Junior Diploma with Merit or Excellence endorsement
Future Pathways/Subjects: L2COSCH, L2ROBOH or L2PROJF
Note:
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in computer programming or undertake a Science, Business or Engineering degree at university. This course covers: a knowledge of how to plan a computer program; learning the structures and syntax including loops, decisions, and functions, when programming in Python; a knowledge of algorithms, programs, and informal instructions, and use of a student’s Windows laptop.
Not concurrent with L1PROJF

TOTAL CREDITS : 9 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 3 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 6 Credits

Standard
Number
Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment Opportunities Offered

91075

1

3

Digital Technologies 1.45 – Construct a plan for a basic computer program for a specified task Assignment

91076

1

3

Digital Technologies 1.46 – Construct a basic computer program for a specified task Assignment

91074

1

3

L1 Lit Digital Technologies 1.44 – Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts from computer science

Exam

External

 

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important that students use this as tool to plan their subjects.

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