Computing Studies

Computers

STAGE 5

INFORMATION SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

Students in Years 9 and 10 will learn about computer systems as well as become proficient in the skills acquired by using a computer. The program has a substantial theoretical component. Most practical work will be carried out on the IBM compatible computers in a fully networked twenty station computer laboratory.

 

SKILLS DEVELOPED DURING THE COURSE:

  • gain knowledge about how the computer works
  • be a competent user of software packages that include word processing, spreadsheets, databases
  • gain skills that will be transferable from one brand of computer to another and from one computer program to another
  • create images using computer graphics
  • have a go at programming using Visual Basic
  • keep pace with the ever changing world of technology
  • appreciate the effects that computers have on society

 

STAGE 6

INFORMATION PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY

What is the course about?

  •  IPT stage 6 course, teaches students about information systems.

  •  It covers the process of collecting, organising, storing and retrieving, transmitting and receiving and displaying data as well as the technologies that support them.

  •  With this background students will be well placed to adapt to new technologies as they emerge.

 

What can I do with this after I leave school?

On completion of this course, you will have a broad based knowledge of computer systems allowing you to consider a wide range of University and TAFE computing courses. Information systems and its functionality are emerging as exciting new areas of employment.

 

STAGE 6

SOFTWARE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

 

What is the course about?

SDD studies involves understanding the concepts and stages in the design and development of software projects, the social and ethical impacts of computer based solutions, how information is represented inside a computer, learning how to program in a windows environment, understanding computer based algorithms and considerable hands on programming with the aim of producing a computer based solution package. With this background students will be well placed to adapt to new technologies as they emerge.

 

What can I do with this after I leave school?

On completion of this course you will have specialised programming knowledge allowing you to consider a broad spectrum of university and TAFE computing courses with a focus on computer programming and systems analysis

 

Our MATHEMATICS / COMPUTING faculty for 2017:

N. Brennan (Head Teacher)

G. Athithan

M. Charles

C. Kannemeyer 

S. Khachiki

J. Lam 

R. Sharma 

C. Zhou