Year 10 Digital Science (Half Year)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Walker

Students will learn about key computer science concepts that drive our technology hungry society:

• Computer Programming – learning the basic concepts of how to program a computer to perform tasks. Using Python, a free to download and use programming language.  
• Computer science – logic, binary, encryption, computer security, machine learning.
• Computational thinking – Algorithms, decomposition of complex tasks.   
• Digital Infrastructure – how computer hardware stores and communicates data. 

Completing this course will give students a great start for L1, L2 and L3 Digital Science.

Exciting careers are ahead as new technology opens up. Developing mobile applications, machine learning, using data to help in decision making and problem solving in many fields of society and business: Software developers, systems analysts, network architects, robotics, entertainment/game developers.

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Technology, Business & Accounting / Digital Technologies

Assessment Procedures

L1 Digital Science

Career Pathways

Business Analyst, Software Developer, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Electronics Trades Worker, Records Adviser, Electrical Engineering Technician, Information Technology Architect, Game Developer, Health Services Manager, Primary School Teacher, Office Manager, Intelligence Officer, Test Analyst, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Data Analyst