CSI101

NCEA Level 1 Computer Science Information 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Hall

CSI101 - Computer Science Information 101

The course is suited to those who enjoyed all aspects of the Year 10DIT or 10CSI courses particularly the Computer Science terms.
Achievement standards are offered in

  • Computer Science - Algorithms
  • Computer Science - Programming
  • Computer Science - Databases
  • Digital Infrastructure - Hardware/Computer Systems
  • Computer Science - Compression Coding.

Students will have a strong interest in problem solving, working independently and a desire to develop software solutions.

Students can also take the option DIT101 as this course compliments CSI101.


Course Overview

Term 1
Practice for and complete an assessment for Assessment Standard 1.7_(91883)_Program using Python Coding.
Practice for the Assessment Standard 1.9_(91885)_Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Term 2
Practice for and complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 1.9_(91885)_Searching and Sorting Algorithms
Practice for and complete most of an assessment, Assessment Standard 1.3_(91879)_Databases
OPTIONS (Only for students who are not taking 11DIT):
- Complete most of an assessment, Assessment Standard 1.8_(91884)_Iterative Process

Term 3
Complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 1.3_(91879)_Databases
Practice for and complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 1.6_(91882)_Computer Systems
Practice for the external assessment, Assessment Standard 1.11_(91887)_Data Compression
OPTIONS (for students who are not taking 11DIT):
- Complete Assessment Standard 1.8_(91884)_Iterative Process

Term 4
Sit the external assessment, Assessment Standard 1.11_(91887)_Data Compression

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

- Students need to contribute $10 towards access to a range of online coding courses on Codeavengers.
- 1E4 - 7mm Quad Book 28 pages, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler.
- A set of headphones (ear plugs).
- It is optional for students to make a contribution $5-10 for their CodeAvengers Python course, this can be paid at the school office early in Term 1.
- Have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisite courses or standards                                                                                           

Working at a Level 5 or above for the Progress Outcomes; Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes, Computational Thinking and Technology Process. 

This course is open entry to students however it is an academic course and students should preferably have studied in 10DIT and passed the following criteria.

Working at Level 5 or above in Technology Process.
Gained an 'AT' or above on the Programming assessments.

Students who do not meet the above criteria are expected to discuss their suitability for the course with the HOD Mr Foulds or The Teacher In Charge of Computer Science Mr Hall and show commitment to completing online coding courses in preparation for February 2021.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91879 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data
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: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91882 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.6 - Develop a computer system
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

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: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91885 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
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. 91887 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.11 - Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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