Stage 1 Information Processing and Publishing: Computer Applications


This is a Stage 1 (Year 11) course that is also offered to Year 10 students.

About the subject

The subject emphasises the acquisition and development of practical skills in identifying, choosing, and using the appropriate computer hardware and software for communicating in a range of contexts.

This subject focuses on the application of practical skills to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. Students create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications, and critically evaluate the development process.

Students develop solutions to text-based problems in information processing and publishing, using imagination and creativity to make proposals and choices. They use the design process to apply problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills. They learn a variety of strategies for meeting identified needs.

Stage 1 Computer Applications consists of the following five topics:

  • Business Publishing
  • Digital Presentations
  • Digital Publishing
  • Personal Publishing
  • Data Input.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: 

  • Practical Skills
  • Product and documentation
  • Issues Analysis.

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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