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