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Digital Technologies is one of the many technology units offered at Katanning Senior High School.
In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important to develop knowledge and skills to analyse and creatively respond to design and/or digital challenges. Knowledge and understanding of information systems enables students to be creative and discerning decision-makers when they select, use and manage data, information, processes and digital systems to meet needs and shape preferred futures.
In this subject, during Years 7 and 8, students use computational thinking to decompose problems and explore the properties of networked systems. They acquire and model data from a range of digital systems, and students explore the properties of networked systems and information systems to define, design and implement solutions to problems.
During Years 9 and 10 students examine the components of design, along with how data can be collected and manipulated in digital platforms. Our course has an emphasis on the design process to enable students to attain transferrable skills, while developing their digital competencies.
Our Senior School offers the Applied Information Technology Course. In this course students investigate client-driven issues and challenges, devise solutions, produce models or prototypes and then evaluate and refine the design solution in collaboration with the client. Students are provided with the opportunity to experience, albeit in a school environment, developing digital solutions for real situations.