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Year 10 Information Technology

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​​​Information Technology (IT) is an area well known for frequent and rapid change. IT focuses on the way people use technologies to manipulate and share information in its various forms such as text, graphics, sound and video, on a range of devices. This course aims to help prepare students to meet these rapid changes and to respo​nd to emerging technologies and trends, enabling students to contribute and participate in a global community.​

Subject description

Information Technology will provide students a range of skills enabling them to become independent and creative users of technology. Students will study systems ranging from those that support the development of information, such as documents and websites, to those that support technology, such as computer hardware and networks.

Skills developed

Students will work towards becoming intermediate users of:

  • Hardware and software – function of the major components of a PC, designing for the modern user
  • Visual design theories and applications
  • Program solutions – Project and task management, Scratch programming language 

Out of class requ​​​irements

Theoretical homework, completion of set tasks 

What’s important fo​​​​r ​​this subject

Interest in and basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.

Course Outline & Assessm​ent

​​​Year 10
​Unit 1: Hardware, Software and Visual Design
  • Typical hardware and software components
  • Visual Design theories
  • Data types and security concepts
Unit 2: Game Design
  • Project and Task management
  • Languages and syntax
  • Visual design
Unit 3: Game Development
  • Game development software
  • Project and task management ​


​​​​Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites​
​​This subject can lead into senior Information and Communication Technology (Applied)​

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Last reviewed 19 May 2021
Last updated 19 May 2021