Computer Science - NCEA Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Earl
The Level 1 Computer Science course is for students who are creative, logical thinkers and problem-solvers. Completing this course, they aim to move beyond being users and consumers of digital technologies to become creators and innovators of new technologies. The students will learn computer science and programming concepts that are behind the creation of digital technologies. They will apply computational thinking to solve problems by writing algorithms for digital devices to execute, and design and deliver digital outcomes according to the new digital technologies curriculum.
They will demonstrate an understanding of human-computer interaction by learning usability heuristics, and understanding of many of the ethical issues that are emerging in our digital society. This course offers students exposure to software and concepts that are commonly found within the industry.
Recommended Prior Learning
Digital Studies at Year 10 would be advantageous
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9
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