The Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 course, teaches students about information-based systems. It covers the processes of collecting, organising,
analysing, storing and retrieving, processing, transmitting and receiving, and displaying, as well as the technologies that support them. With this background,
students will be well placed to adapt to new technologies as they emerge.
Through this course, students will gain a good working knowledge of:
• the key concepts of data, information and systems
• the interactive nature of effective information-based systems
• available and emerging information technologies
• the social and ethical issues associated with the use of information technology and information systems, such as equity and access, privacy, freedom of
information and copyright
• the communication, personal and team skills necessary to ensure that an information systems solution is appropriate for the needs of the users
• related issues such as project management, documentation and user interfaces.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• select the most appropriate technology for a given situation
• design and implement an information-based system using a creative and methodical approach.