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Information software technology

Information and software technology is a progressive and diverse elective subject assisting students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to solve problems in real life situations. Students use a range of up-to-date hardware and software to complete practical work. They learn how computers and programs work and investigate the history and future advances in the ever changing world of computers.

Units covered during the elective course include:

  • Digital media: shooting and editing a digital movie
  • Authoring and multimedia: making video games
  • Robotics and automated systems: designing, constructing and programming a Lego NXT robot
  • Information systems
  • Software development, programming and building internet sites
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) simulation and modelling
  • Past, current and emerging technologies
  • Graphics

Course duration: 1 year (100 hours) for Year 9 as a one-year elective or 2 years (200 hours) for Year 9 and 10 as a two-year elective.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Equipment requirements: a USB.

Fee: $30 to cover the cost of printing work, software.

Download the Year 10 assessment schedule (DOCX 16KB) for more information.