Year 10 Information Technology

Year 10 students can choose one or both of the semester-long IT subjects. Computer Science Discoveries links to Units 3 and 4 IT Informatics while Game and App Development links to Units 3 and 4 IT Software Development.

Computer Science Discoveries

Rationale

The course emphasis is on the effective use of information and information technology within an organisation and the development of computer systems for solving problems. It aims at helping students build a strong technical background and the ability to liaise with team members on group work. The course incorporates a breadth of knowledge around the technology fundamentals including hardware, databases, networking and interactive web design. Project management is an integral part of the course.

Course Content

  • Hardware and Network
  • Interactive Website Development
  • Project Management in Web Development
  • Advanced Excel and Access Database

Assessment

  • Projects
  • Examination

 

Game and App Development

Rationale

Development and increased use of mobile devices and applications are shaping and changing the way we operate and interact with one another. This course introduces students to game and mobile app development. Students will experience developing simple games, publishing and embedding the games they create on their own websites. They will also explore the concepts behind programming and the tools for developing, testing and publishing apps for computers and Android devices. Project management is an integral part of the course.

Course Content

  • Game Development
  • Project Management in Game Development
  • Programming 1 – Java
  • Programming 2 – Android App

Assessment

  • Projects
  • Examination