Computer Science Level 2
Computer Science Level 2 (Half Year) (L2COSCH)
Prior Learning: Gained at least 6 credits in L1COSCH
Future Pathways/Subjects: L3PROJF or L3COSCH
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in computer programming or undertake a Science, Business or Engineering degree at University. It covers: a knowledge of how to plan a computer programme; learning the structures and syntax when programming in Python including functions, lists and dictionaries; a knowledge of data representation, encoding and usability heuristics; and use of a student’s Windows laptop.
Not concurrent with L2PROJF
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 10 credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 6 credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 4 credits
|Standard Number||Level||Credits||LIt / Num||Full Title|| Method of
|Assessment Opportunities Offered|
|91372||2||3||Digital Technologies 2.45 – Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task||Assignment|
|91373||2||3||Digital Technologies 2.46 – Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task||Assignment|
|91371||2||4||L1 Lit||Digital Technologies 2.44 – Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts from computer science||Exam||External|
The NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs. The aim is to 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 to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects at Level 1. It shows the progress to achieving a formal Vocational Pathways Award.
More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways
- Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
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- Service Industries
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