Digital Technologies

General computer skills drawn from a range of curriculum areas and focussing on a variety of computing contexts, including:

  • Common operating systems and hardware
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Internet and email
  • Programming and scripting
  • Spreadsheets and databases
  • Word processing


Reading and language skills in a range of texts. Students are required to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesise information in and about texts, focusing on the aspects of:

  • Reading for meaning in factual texts
  • Syntax
  • Textual devices
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading for meaning in literary texts


Mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:

  • Algebra and patterns
  • Change and data
  • Measures and units
  • Number and arithmetic
  • Space and geometry


Scientific skills in the subject contexts of Earth and Beyond, Energy and Change, Life and Living, Natural and Processed Materials, and including:

  • Knowledge
  • Interpreting data
  • Investigating
  • Measuring and observing
  • Predicting concluding from data
  • Reasoning problem solving


Constructing an aspect of a narrative text or a form of persuasive writing, demonstrating:

  • Language choices that enhance the writing
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Syntax and grammar
  • Text purpose and structure