Information Technology

Computer Science is the operating system for all innovation.

Steve Ballmer

IT Details

Information Technology is the study of the various interrelated physical and non-physical technologies used for the capturing of data, the processing of data into useful information, and the management, presentation and dissemination of data.

Information Technology provides the skills necessary to thrive in an ever changing world. Providing both coding and computational skills as well as developing critical thinking abilities, Information Technology enables boys to better understand the world. Our classes are designed to be accessible to all types of learners, doing so through creative and innovative teaching methods. In a society where technology governs almost all aspects of industry and personal life, a thorough understanding of how that technology operates is paramount.

As professionals, software developers are highly sought after and we are confident that Wynberg Boys’ receive a thorough education in Information Technology, equipping them with an advantage as they move forward.

A Word from the Head of IT

Ms Prisci Naidoo

We live in a complex world, one in which technology plays a major role with ever more jobs requiring computer skills, with competition for the jobs of the future will only increase in a world where technology integrates into every part of one’s personal and professional life. IT involves both coding and computational skills, nurtured in our creative and innovative classes where students are taught advanced computational skills as well as all-important critical thinking techniques.

The IT syllabus is made up of Practical and Theoretical modules. The practical half of the syllabus is based on learning how to program in Delphi which requires analytical, logical
and problem solving skills. Students are taught Java as a programming language as part of the IT enrichment programme and have the opportunity to create and develop their own software as part of their performance assessments.

The theoretical half of the syllabus deals with computer hardware, and understanding how computers function. We also look at the social impact of computers and the internet – piracy and other e-crimes, as well as responsible online behaviour. Students are taught to keep abreast of emerging new technologies and current trends, for example ‘The Internet of Things’, Robotics, and Self-propelled vehicles.

A good grounding in Mathematics and English will enable a student to comprehend and interpret complex problems with Wynberg providing a solid foundation for students to enter tertiary institutions and study toward careers in the field of computers.