DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

ICAS Digital Technologies assesses skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Databases
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Internet use and email programs
  • Networks and other communications systems
  • Operating systems and computer hardware
  • Programming (papers G and H only)
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word processing

The papers cover content on:

  • Digital Systems including hardware and software, operating systems, cloud computing and data representation.
  • Basic and advanced operations and formatting in word processing, use of tables, style sheets, animations and referencing.
  • Presentations, integrated multimedia and data visualisation.
  • Use of search engines, emails, web design, social media, online collaborative projects and applying social and ethical protocols and practices in the use of digital technologies.
  • Use of operations to maintain and manage data and databases.
  • Programming principles and concepts which includes block-based coding, flowcharts, sequence, loops, pseudocode, algorithms and desk checking.

To find out more about the areas assessed, download a PDF copy of the ICAS Digital Technologies assessment framework.

Paper Breakdown of Questions Test Duration
A 30 multiple choice 30 minutes
B 30 multiple choice 30 minutes
C 35 multiple choice 35 minutes
D 35 multiple choice 35 minutes
E 40 multiple choice 40 minutes
F 40 multiple choice 40 minutes
G 45 multiple choice 45 minutes
H 45 multiple choice 45 minutes

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