Computer App Development

Students develop coding and design skills through developing apps for mobile devices and the internet.

Course Content

This course prepares students for studying Stage 1 Digital Technologies.

About the subject

Students investigate a variety of applications from various platforms and then design and develop their own using Construct 2. Application genres may include games, multimedia, educational and data management.

This subject focuses on developing transferable coding skills and designing intuitive and effective interfaces for users. The tasks will help to develop a range of IT skills in each student, including the use Photoshop to create and edit images and text. The system development lifecycle will be followed to encourage the critical analysis of products developed.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

Assessment Type Weighting
Folio 20%
Skills and Applications 40%
Project 40%

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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