Level 2 Computing (L2COM)


This course further develops your webpage creation, multi-media and programming skills. As well you will be introduced to techniques enabling better planning, testing and decomposition skills to enhance your project work.

Term 1 AS 2.3

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 mySQL database using PHP and Javascript. You will develop the planning strategies needed for this level of project.

Term 2 AS 2.4

You will use a variety of technologies including After Effects which will involve sound, special effects, layers and timelines. At the end of this topic you will be able to implement advanced procedures to create a multi-media outcome.

Term 3 AS 2.7

You will further develop your programming skills from Level 1. You will develop skills to use Python to create windows, GUI and lists.

Term 3/4 AS 2.9

This is an external assessment that involves writing a report to show your understanding of Complexity and Tracability

What will I learn?

    • You will create a website using HTML and CSS code,

    • You will write computer programs using Python.

    • You will develop your problem solving skills as you create an multimedia outcome using a variety of techniques

    • You will use a variety of technology and develop sound planning and decomposition skills

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


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

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.