Extraordinary technological change is transforming how we live, work and communicate. At St Bede’s College, the study of Digital Technologies not only gives students the capacity to change how tasks and activities are undertaken, but also creates new opportunities in work, education, entertainment and society. The curriculum endeavours to equip students with the skills needed for the workforce of the future.
Years 7 and 8
Years 7 and 8 Digital Technologies is a STEM-based curriculum. It is structured on the idea of educating students in four specific areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Although STEM is a focus, this course will address the key concepts of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
This curriculum aims to ensure that students can:
- Solve real world problems by designing and developing creative solutions using 3D printing, robotics and coding.
- Use cloud-computing to work collaboratively and share their learning experiences.
- Understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.
Years 9 and 10
Year 9 and 10 Digital Technologies has a consistent design and development focus throughout each course. Students will apply computational, design and systems thinking when creating digital solutions.
There are four elective courses on offer for students. These include:
- Game Design: Students develop practical programming skills necessary to make interactive computer games.
- Multimedia: Students focus on communicating ideas in a multimedia format to inform, educate, persuade and entertain.
- Advanced Programming: Through effective user-centred design and planning, students learn to write simple computer programs.
- Web Technologies: Students explore some of the many techniques used to design, develop and maintain web content.
The study of VCE Computing at St Bede’s:
- Provides students with the knowledge and skills to be discerning users of digital systems and creators of digital solutions.
- Enables students to apply new ways of thinking as well as exploring protocols when developing solutions.
- Supports students to participate in a globalised society.
- Provides students with practical opportunities to create digital solutions for real-world problems.
- Provides a pathway to further studies in a broad range of areas which include, computer science, information systems, systems engineering, robotics, database management, software development, information architecture, web design and project management.
The VCE courses offered at St Bede’s College include:
- Units 1 and 2: Computing
- Units 3 and 4: Informatics
- Units 3 and 4: Software Development