Information Technology will be offered from grade 10 to grade 12 at our online school. Delphi as programming language will be offered towards an IEB matric. Currently there are 5 provincial education departments who prescribe Delphi and 4 who prescribe Java.
Information Technology is the new F.E.T. subject has been be examined at matric level in 2008 as part of the new curriculum. In this subject a student learns how to use the computer to communicate, how to program it to do new tasks which it has not been able to do before as well as how the computer works. The subject is designed to address the skills shortage in our country and could have great career opportunities for a successful candidate in the future.
"Information Technology focuses on activities that deal with the solution of problems through logical thinking, information management and communication. It also focuses on the development of computer applications using current development tools. The subject develops awareness and an understanding of the social, economic and other implications of using computers." (National Curriculum Statement )
I.T. has four Learning Outcomes :
- Hardware and System Software
- Social and Ethical Issues
- Programming and Software Development