Computing Essentials

Why should I study Computing Essentials?

By studying Computing Essentials, you will develop basic ICT skills and understanding through using word processing programs (like Word), basic desktop publishing (like Canva and Publisher), making simple presentations (like PowerPoint), and collecting and processing data (using programs like Excel, Google Forms and Survey Monkey).

You should study Computing Essentials if you need to improve your ICT knowledge, skills and confidence before continuing into Stage 2. 

Where does Computing Essentials lead?

This course gives you many transferable skills for most other subject areas, as you familiarise yourself with different programs and research techniques.

It will help you with further subjects at school such as Information Processing and Publishing, Digital Technologies, Society and Culture, Fake News and Fact Finding and Research Project.

What work will I do in Computing Essentials?

In Computing Essentials there are three different assessment types: a Practical Exploration, a Connections task and a Personal Venture task. Through these assessments, you’ll learn to collect and analyse data and how to present it. You’ll also learn to communicate ideas in different ways using a range of software programs, depending on the kind of information you are exploring.

What do other students think about Computing Essentials?

After this subject I will choose Coding, because it has lots of benefits like creativity, problem solving and more. In this course I learnt many programs, like Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. I learnt how to write a letter and developed new skills. Overall I found this course very useful.

Maqsuda – 2019

After finishing this subject, I am really happy because my education has upgraded a lot and I learnt things that I had never done before. Before this subject, I didn’t know much about software and technology. Now I can use technology and software everyday for work and school.

Cheng – 2019

Where can I find more information about Computing Essentials?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

Who teaches Computing Essentials?

Cally Sharp

Mehran Raisi