Year 10 Digital Science (Full 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. 

The full-year course presents students with an opportunity to look at each area in greater depth in order to develop greater understanding and knowledge, as well as being able to progress to more advanced projects and try different tools such as programmable drones, Sphero robots and Raspberry Pi applications.

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