Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Computer Science Information 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Foulds.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry to students however it is an academic course and students should preferably have studied in 11CSI and passed the following criteria. Students who have not should contact Mr Foulds the HOD (Head of Department) who will advise of some online courses to complete.

Two Achieved in the following Achievement Standards: 

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.


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

Term 2
Practice for and start an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.3_(91892)_Databases

Term 3
Complete an assessment, Assessment Standard 2.3_(91892)_Databases

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
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

Learning Areas:

Digital Information Technologies


NCEA Level 3 Computer Science Information 301, NCEA Level 3 Design Information Technology 301

Career Pathways

Office Manager, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Survey Technician, Software Developer, Electronics Engineer, Game Developer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A set of headphones (ear plugs).
Have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.