â€śInformation 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.â€ť (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
- development of computer applications
- awareness of social and economical implications of using computers