CSI201

NCEA Level 2 Computer Science Information 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Stevens.

Computer Science and Information 201

This academic course builds on the CSI101 course; 

It continues to extend both Programming and Database skills and the understanding of advanced concepts in Computer Science.

This year the course:

  • Extends the programming language Python by extending on the modular programming to include parameters and indexed structures and some students may start to learn and use Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs).
  • Introduces how database tables in a SQL database can be linked and how data in the database can be output in a simple website using PHP language, HTML and CSS. 
  • Further exploration of advanced concepts in Computer Science.
  • Students will also learn about Computer Security which is the main topic for their end of year External Exam.

Students can also take the option DIT201 as this course compliments CSI201.

Assessment                                                                                                                                  

Gain up to 19 Achievement standard credits at Level 2. This will help students towards the 60 credits needed to pass their NCEA Level 2.


Course Overview

Term 1
DATABASE _ MySQL
Practice for and start an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.3_(91892)_Databases

Term 2
DATABASE _ MySQL
Complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.3_(91892)_Databases

PROGRAMMING - PYTHON
Practice for and complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.7_(91896)_Program

Term 3
PROGRAMMING - PYTHON
Practice for and complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.7_(91896)_Program

INQUIRY
Practice for and complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.1_(91890)_Inquiry into a proposed digital technologies outcome
This scaffolds students learning towards 2.9_(91898)_Computer Science Concepts

Term 4
CONCEPTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Practice for the external assessment, Assessment Standard 2.9_(91898)_Computer Science_Concepts
Sit the external assessment, Assessment Standard 2.9_(91898)_Computer Science_Concepts

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry to new students, however it is an academic course and students should preferably have studied CSI101.

Students who have not had prior experience are expected to discuss their suitability for the course with the HOD (Head of Department) Mr Foulds and show commitment to completing online programming courses in preparation for February 2025.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 Exercise Book 8mm ruled lines. For learning the Computer Languages.
A set of headphones (ear plugs).
Have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.

Pathway

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91890 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.1 - Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 91892 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91896 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91898 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0