Faculties - Computing

Computer based technology is an integral part of contemporary society. This is reflected in daily activities carried out in contexts such as the workplace, education, entertainment, recreation and the home. In this course, students will participate in hands-on activities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to information and communication technologies so that they can participate confidently in these environments. 

 

Faculty Aims/Objectives:

  • Students develop strong technical skills and knowledge and understanding in the computing field
  • Students develop problem solving ability and skills to innovatively use technology
  • Students develop a high level of literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills
  • Students use technology resources ethically and understand the relevance of technology in the modern world

 

21st Century Learning

Education in the 21st century is a high stakes enterprise. Our students compete on a global stage and they need new skills to prepare them for further study and jobs – many of which have not yet been created. They need skills we call the 4Cs: creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

The rate of change in technology and in society is so rapid that to prepare young people to live, work and be successful in the 21st century, they will need the ability to think both creatively and critically, problem-solve and work collaboratively.

The computing faculty delivers a range of innovative learning and teaching programs which prepare students for the demands of a global environment where knowledge and skills are the new global currency.

There is an emphasis on project work in line with the requirements of the stage 5 and 6 syllabi. The majority of assessment tasks are projects which run over several weeks. Students are required to develop systems which address specified needs and to manage resources and scheduling using structures commonly used in the information technology industry.

 

BYOD Policy (Bring Your Own Device)

The computing faculty is strongly committed to the Kogarah High School BYOD policy. Students are encouraged to bring their own devices. Computing studies students also have access to computing labs where desktop computers are provided. 

 

Student Requirements:

  • Up to date login information for the school network and internet access
  • A USB drive to back up and transport project work to and from school

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Students are encouraged to participate in the Australia Computing Competition (ICAS) Workshops offered by the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney

 

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