Subject: Computer Applications Technology (CAT)

Subject Description:

Computer Applications Technology is the study of the integrated components of a computer system (hardware and software) and the practical techniques for their efficient use and application to solve everyday problems. The solutions to problems are designed, managed, and processed via end-user applications and communicated using appropriate information and communication technologies (ICTs).
ICTs are the combination of networks, hardware, and software as well as the means of communication, collaboration, and engagement that enable the processing, management, and exchange of data, information, and knowledge.

Value of Computer Applications Technology (CAT) as subject:

Computer literacy, defined as the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, is a necessary skill in the 21st century. You will be using a computer in most of your school subjects when you go to university, and it will form an integral part of your everyday operations in your career. Computer Applications Technology will benefit whatever the task's nature, allowing you to work more efficiently and reduce the risk of falling prey to online threats.

Skills/Content Carried over from Grade 10-12:

• Solution Development • Systems Technologies • Internet Technologies • Network Technologies • Information Management • Social Implications • Human Computer Interaction • Presentation and Communication • Proficient Use of Hardware and Software

Grade 10 Curriculum

Grade 11 Curriculum

Grade 12 Curriculum

Solution Development

Solution Development

Solution Development

Systems Technologies

Systems Technologies

Systems Technologies

Internet Technologies

Internet Technologies

Internet Technologies

Network Technologies

Network Technologies

Network Technologies

Information Management

Information Management

Information Management

Social Implications

Social Implications

Social Implications

Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction

Presentation and Communication

Presentation and Communication

Presentation and Communication

Proficient Use of Hardware and Software

Proficient Use of Hardware and Software

Proficient Use of Hardware and Software

Word Processing (Microsoft Word)

Word Processing (Microsoft Word)

Word Processing (Microsoft Word)

Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)

Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)

Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)

Presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)

Databases (Microsoft Access)

Databases (Microsoft Access)

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HTML coding / Web Design using Notepad

HTML coding / Web Design using Notepad

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The curriculum is built on the foundations laid in Grade 10

The curriculum is built on the foundations laid in Grade 10 and 11

Grade 9 Requirements:

There are no specific requirements to take CAT. Access to a computer or laptop with a stable Internet connection will be advantageous.

Stationary Requirements:

  • Grade 10

  • Grade 11

  • Grade 12

Stationery required

  • CAT Textbooks – R380 (price may vary)
  • Lever arch file

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