This course provides students with practical application on the use of digital technologies. Students use a range of technologies to create and manipulate digital media and audio communications. They examine trends in digital media and implications in using these types of technologies. Students design digital solutions for users where the solutions need to consider the legal, ethical and social implications and the impact of various technologies.
Pathway: Year 11 Units 1 and 2, lead to Year 12 Units 3 and 4 (ATAR).
Prerequisite: C Grade in either Year 10 Computer Systems, a B Grade in Year 10 Media or by interview.
The Computer Science ATAR course focuses on the fundamental principles, concepts and skills within the field of computing and provides students with opportunities to develop flexibility and adaptability in the application of these, in the roles of developers and users. The underpinning knowledge and skills in computer science are practically applied to the development of computer systems and software, and the connectivity between computers, peripheral devices and software used in the home, workplace and in education is examined. Students develop problem-solving abilities and technical skills as they learn how to diagnose and solve problems in the course of understanding the building blocks of computing.
The course covers programming, data management, databases, system analysis, computer hardware and networking.
Pathway: Units 1 and 2 Year 11 lead to Year 12 Units 3 and 4 (ATAR)
Prerequisite: B Grade in Year 10 Computer Systems or by interview.
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