Information Technology

“Information Technology will enable learners to understand the general principles of computing and develop structured solutions to problems using appropriate application packages, a current programming language, hardware and software and will promote the use of that understanding in their daily lives, in the world of work and in their communities.” (IT Subject Statement)

Learners who do not intend to enter IT as a career path should not do IT at high school level.

Information Technology equips learners with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to:

– understand the concepts and principles of computers and computer applications
– understand how computers impact on life
– use computers
– program computers
– follow a career path.

IT focuses on:
the solution of problems through:

– logical thinking
– information management
– communication
– development of computer applications
– awareness of social and economical implications of using computers