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Year 9 Coding

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Year 9 Coding is all about transforming creative ideas into practical solutions. This is accomplished with the use of programming Sphero robots to define, design and implement digital solutions.​

Subject des​​cription​

We live in a rapidly advancing world where technology is developing and progressing daily. The curriculum actively engages students to become confident users and creative developers of technology solutions. 

What it will hel​​p students do

Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions. This will enable them to take up an active role in meeting current and future needs. 

 Skills develo​​​ped

  • ICT capabilities 
  • Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills and Self-Confidence 
  • Critical thinking and Problem Solving by:
    • investigating and defining 
    • generating and designing 
    • producing and implementing 
    • evaluating

Out of class requireme​​​nts 

It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 1 hour of homework/study each week due to the demands of this subject. 

What’s important for this su​​bject 

A student with a tenacious attitude and an excellent eye for detail. A solutions focused student with an interest in solving real world problems with advancing digital technologies.

Course Outline and Assessm​​ent

​Year 9​
​​Unit 1: Introduction to Sphero Bolt Coding
  • Draw Coding – Manual Movement, Distance, Direction, Speed and Colour
  • Beginning Block Coding – Roll, Delay, Sound, Speak and Main LED 
Unit 2: Intermediate Coding 
  • Simple Controls (Loops), Sensors and Comments 
  • Algorithms and Flowcharts ​
Unit 3: Putting it all together ​
  • Innovative Robots and their applications 
Assessment: Supervised exams, multimodal presentations and portfolios. ​


​​​Senior Courses and Pre Requisites​
​​​​This subject can lead into senior Information and Communication Technology (Applied).

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Last reviewed 28 May 2021
Last updated 28 May 2021