Level 2 Computing


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course further develops webpage creation, multi-media and programming.

Term 1 AS91368

At the end of this topic you will be able to design and create a website using HTML and CSS coding. Your website will dynamically link to a relational database, created in Access.

 

Term 2 AS91370

You will create a multi-media outcome using flash which will involve sound, special effects, layers and timelines. At the end of this topic you will be able to implement advanced procedures to produce a Flash animation.

 

Term 3 AS91372 & AS91373

You will further develop your programming skills from Level 1. You will have two assessments; one for the coding and the other for the planning and logic of your program.

 

Term 3/4 AS

This is an external assessment that involves writing a report to show your understanding. There are three main topics

  1. How data is stored

  2. encryption, encoding and error control

  3. Heuristics and the human computer interaction

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • You will create a website using HTML code,
  • You will write computer programs using Python.
  • You will develop your problem solving skills as you create an animation using Macromedia Flash
  • You will use a variety of technology

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

There are no pre-requisites for this course but ideally you would have done Level 1 Computing

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

The content for all units can be found on www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework


External Assessments will be a written portfolio


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
 AS 91368 Produce a website dynamically linked to a relational database 6 Int X
AS 91370 Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (flash animations) 4 Int X
AS 91371 Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts from computer science 4 Ext X
AS 91372 Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task 3 Int X
AS 91373 Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task 3 Int X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

20


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

There will usually not be an opportunity for reassessment.

See the NCEA Student Handbook for more details.

 

  • There is no reassessment opportunity for students who do not hand work in on time.

  • Each unit will have a deadline and you will be given these closer to the start of each topic. Deadlines, obviously must be met.

 

Authenticity and Appeals:


Assessment work completed must be your own work.

These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures.

Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.

Course Endorsement

To achieve Course Endorsement, you will need at least 14 credits including the external

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

This course leads directly on to the Level 3 Computing course

INDICATIVE COSTS:

Materials cost $22.00