Stage 6 - Software Design and Development

Students interested in the fields of software development and computer science will find this subject of value. In addition to this, it is a great career choice as jobs continue to move more and more into the information age.

Course Outline:

Project Work:

Students work on a number of projects in both year 11 and 12 including:

Times Table Practice Tool

The aim of this project is to create a ‘fun and engaging’ times tables practice tool for children.

Group Project

Students work in groups of 2-3 to plan and implement any type of app or game they like.

Mini Projects

Students also work a range of smaller projects throughout the course such as card shuffling, morse code converter, substitution cipher, distance converter, temperature converter, magic 8 ball, scissors-paper-rock, hangman, dice roller and 99 bottle of beer.

Individual Project

Students work on an individual major project in year 12 which again is a project of their own choice. There has been a lot of variety in the projects in the past from interactive websites, information kiosks and point of sale apps through to meme generators, car customisers and games.