Computer studies

Teaching and learning at DL is dedicated to high standards of academic achievement that actively promotes life-long learning, and integrates technology at all levels thereby equipping our ‘digital natives’ with the much needed ICT skills of the 21st century.

Key Philosophy of the Computer Studies courses: Problem solving, critical and creative thinking, ethically and culturally sensitive digital citizens, life-long learning.


The Grade 7 Computer Studies course begins by emphasizing the importance of being responsible and safe users of the information superhighway . The course also aims to develop a holistic understanding of technology skills that can be used to optimize  learning across various disciplines. Thus besides becoming proficient users of software applications, students will gain an understanding in order to apply these skills in practical real life situations. The course also lays emphasis on  safeguarding and respecting the rights of intellectual property.  As a part of the course, students will prepare and present their on-line Digital Portfolios using a variety of open-source software applications.


The Grade 8 Computer Studies course aims to equip students with a variety of software application skills so as to enable students to develop effective technology integrated end-user solutions. Students will become proficient users of a variety of software applications such as MS. Excel, Ms. Access and Adobe Flash, and develop a holistic understanding on how to apply the skills across various disciplines. The course also lays emphasis on being responsible users of the information superhighway by safeguarding and respecting the rights of intellectual property. As a part of the course, students will prepare and present their on-line Digital Portfolios using a variety of open-source software applications.


The Grade 9 Computer Studies Course  lays emphasis on developing responsible users of technology who appreciate the significance of technology in life, society and environment, by analyzing the social and ethical implications of Information Technology. Students will produce an e-book in Adobe Dreamweaver that demonstrates their understanding of the impact of a number of IT applications and online services, on various real-life situations as utilized in today’s society. As a part of the course, students will also prepare and present their on-line Digital Portfolios using a variety of open-source software applications.


The Grade 10 Computer Studies course  incorporates elements from theIB ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society course) and aims to equip 21st century learners with the much needed Information and Communications Technology skills to evaluate technology choices in producing effective end-user solutions. The course also lays emphasis on developing responsible users of technology who appreciate the significance of technology in life, society and environment, by analyzing the social and ethical implications of Information Technology. As a part of the course, students will learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash and will also prepare and present their on-line Digital Portfolios using a variety of open-source software applications. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will also be introduced at this level.