9CSI

Year 9 TECHNOLOGY - Computer Science and Information

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Hall

9CSI - Computer Science and Information Technology

Computational Thinking is central to the course.
Computational thinking is more than being able to interact with computers in our everyday lives, it’s about having the know-how and the confidence to look beyond the applications we use to the code beneath.

2021 Year 9 Courses

Students will learn:

  • What a Computer Scientist does and the abundance of career opportunities
  • To develop a range of problem solving techniques
  • To program using Python code
  • How to build and control robots (time permitting)
  • How computer hardware works
  • How internet connectivity works
  • How to create infographics using Adobe Photoshop.

Students will not learn how to use software packages with the exceptions of Python IDLE and Adobe Photoshop, please choose Digital Information Technology (DIT) if learning software packages is required. Both courses can be taken at Year 9 and are complementary. 

Students can join an integrated Digital Technology course in Year 10 which continues to build on Computer Science skills whilst introducing a range of other Digital Information and Media skills.

Assessments                                                                                                                         

Topic assessments are graded and awarded in line with the new Digital Technologies Progress Outcomes. Students will be assessed on their ability to be Working Towards, Working At or Working Beyond their expected year level in Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes and Computational Thinking. Pre-assessment will be carried out to establish existing student skill levels. Self assessment and peer assessment will be encouraged.


Course Overview

Term 1
SEMESTER 1
CT - 3 weeks look at Computational Thinking which includes:
- How to break a problem into its core components.
- Developing a solution to a problem using Algorithms.
Binary - 1 week looking at:
- What binary is.
- How binary is used in computing to represent a graphic.
Python Programming
The Internet and Cyber crime, Part 1

Term 2
SEMESTER 1
The Internet and Cyber crime, Part 2
Hardware
- Disassembling and reassembling a PC and ensure it starts and loads the BIOs.
- Investigating the hardware and peripheral components that make up a PC and their physical size, data transfer rates and interactions.
- Looking at the purpose and function of the Operating System and various applications.
- Specifying a modern PC for a specific purpose and user
Robotics
- Investigating and choosing components in order to build and test a robot(s).
Learning to program a for a chosen task(s)

Term 3
SEMESTER 2
CT - 3 weeks look at Computational Thinking which includes:
- How to break a problem into its core components.
- Developing a solution to a problem using Algorithms.
Binary - 1 week looking at:
- What binary is.
- How binary is used in computing to represent a graphic.
Python Programming
The Internet and Cyber crime, Part 1

Term 4
SEMESTER 2
The Internet and Cyber crime, Part 2
Hardware
- Disassembling and reassembling a PC and ensure it starts and loads the BIOs.
- Investigating the hardware and peripheral components that make up a PC and their physical size, data transfer rates and interactions.
- Looking at the purpose and function of the Operating System and various applications.
- Specifying a modern PC for a specific purpose and user
Robotics
- Investigating and choosing components in order to build and test a robot(s).
Learning to program a for a chosen task(s)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1E4 - 7mm Quad Book 28 pages, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and a set of headphones (ear plugs).
Students are expected to have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.

Pathway

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