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ICT and business

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​Bentley Park College offers comprehensive digital learning opportunities for students from Prep right through to Year 12.

Prep to year 2

All students in Prep, Year 1 and  Year 2 have regular access to a computer lab to support the individual student’s literacy and numeracy skills as well as give access to online learning programs.

Years 3 to 6 - The tech express program

At Bentley Park College we are proud to offer a BYOD (bring your own device) program for students in Years 3 to 6. We call it Tech Express one-to-one laptop program.  Students use their own laptops both at school and at home to increase the depth of their learning.
Robotics Club
Bentley Park College runs an afterschool Robotics Club for students from Years 3–9. Students build, program and test robots that can participate in the three to four annually arranged QSITE Robotics competitions. In 2018 more than 50 students  enrolled in the Robotics Club.
Bentley Park College runs an afterschool Robotics Club for students from Years 3 – 9. We build, program and test robots that can participate in the 3 – 4 annually arranged QSITE Robotics competitions. In 2018 more than 50 students were enrolled in the Robotics Club.

Years 7 to 10 - Academic excellence program

Bentley Park is currently running Academic Excellence classes in each year level from Years 7 to 10. Computers are used extensively in the Academic Excellence Program to support and extend students’ learning.

Years 7 to 12

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) becomes more specialised in Years 7 to 10 where DIG (Digital Technologies), DAT (Design and Technologies) and ROB (Robotics) are offered as elective subjects.

In DIG the focus is on programming, databases and game development, while DAT is more concentrated on designing solutions, whether these includes vacuum forming, 3D printing, laser cutting/engraving or another production method.
Robotics is focused on creating technical solutions using robots. This includes designing printed circuit boards, using Arduinos and WeMos and controlling robots in many ways. All three subjects embed creative and critical thinking as a way of approaching the problem-solving aspect of the assessments.
In Year 10 the students are further offered to do the ITE (Cisco IT Essential) subject, which is a technical computing networking course leading to a certificate recognised throughout the world. This potentially leads Cisco CCNA, which is offered to students in Years 11 and 12 taking them to a well-paid career as computer network technicians.   
The Bentley Park College Drone Academy opens the opportunity for Bentley Park College students and other interested persons from the local community to achieve the CASA RePL (Remote Pilot Licence Sub 7kg). Bentley Park College operates as an extension of Wicked Copters and has approved instructors running the course leading to a potential career in drone flying.
Bentley Park College is also a Microsoft Imagine Academy offering Microsoft Office Specialist courses and exams. Students from as early as Year 7 have demonstrated their skill by passing the highly regarded MOS exams. Bentley Park College is currently the school in Queensland with most Microsoft certified educators.

In Years 11 and 12 we offer our students two general ICT subjects: Digital Solutions and Design . We also offer one applied ICT course. We are proud to offer our students the opportunity to excel in the multimedia industry by completing a
Certificate IV in Screen and Media, which is on the course list for Years 11 and 12. Besides this highly valued certificate we also offer our students Certificate I and II in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Starting in Queensland in 2019, there will be changes to the curriculum being delivered to Year 11 students and each subsequent cohort.
These changes include a move from the current Overall Position (OP) tertiary entrance rank to an Australian Admission Rank (ATAR), as used by other Australian states and territories.
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Last reviewed 16 April 2019
Last updated 16 April 2019