Information and Communication Technology investigates the ways in which modern technologies are used in work and play.
Years 7 & 8
This is a compulsory subject, one period per week, where students experience a wide range of technologies and investigate:
- Multimedia creation
- Online safety
- Advance searching techniques
- Game design
Years 9 & 10
Several electives are offered each year for one semester each. The electives offered rotate through:
- AI and Programing
In conjunction with an in depth investigation into the automation and AI revolution and the disruption it will cause society, students explore computational reasoning and learn to develop sophisticated computer programs using a range of high level languages.
- Digital Animation and Game Design
Student create fantastic virtual worlds. These worlds are then populated with animated characters and artefacts developed in industry standard 3D modelling software and run on state of the art gaming engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine 4.
- Publishing in The Virtual World
The world of online publishing is over taking traditional media. Youtube bloggers can regularly have audiences in the millions using only a lap top and a camera. We develop relevant real world communication skills in our students. Using a range of mediums and software, in conjunction with working in HTML, CMS’s, students publish a range of original material on the world wide web. They investigate issues such as design and layout, copyright, determination of appropriate content, etc.
- Robots and Physical Computing
Using one of the world’s smallest computer, the Raspberry PI measuring just 8.6cm x 5.4cm x 1.7cm, students learn how to interface with and control a range of drives, actuators and motors. They learn how to set up virtual networks and to create media servers and data logging devices. Our emphasis is on the interaction of code with the outside world. This program includes the fabrication of a robot vehicle that is able to broadcast video and be driven remotely from a computer workstation.
Three VCE IT subjects are offered: Computing (Units 1&2); Informatics (Units 3&4); and Software Development (Units 3&4).