CSC6

Computer Science - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

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. 

Students will develop a design for digital media outcomes like websites, videos, display boards using HTML/CSS, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. They use basic iterative processes to develop a digital programming outcome using planning tools like MS Project and text-based programming languages like Python/JavaScript. 

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 

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91883 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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