ICT & Computer Science

ICT & Computer Science Department

  • Mr C Davies – Head of ICT & Computer Science
  • Mr D Parker – Teacher of Computer Science

ICT & Computer Science

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and Computer Science are two disciplines that involve the use of computers in modern society. ICT focuses on the use of programs and how software solutions are developed and deployed in business. Computing investigates how the programs we use are created. It also examines how computer hardware and software work on a logical and electronic level.

ICT & Computer Science – Years 7 & 8

The ICT and Computer Science course at Years 7 and 8 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the OCR Computer Science (9-1) and Cambridge Nationals in ICT course in Years 9 to 11.

If you would like further information about the topics or themes for this course please contact: Mr Davies by email to: C.Davies@city.outwood.com

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ICT & Computer Science – Years 9 to 11

At Years 9 to 11, we offer OCR GCSE Computing and Cambridge Nationals in ICT.

OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computational Thinking
  • Algorithms
  • Programming

The OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science is assessed in the following way:
Controlled Assessment 20%
Examination 80%

Cambridge Nationals in ICT

  • Understanding tools, techniques, methods and processes for technological solutions
  • Developing technological solutions

Cambridge Nationals in ICT is assessed in the following way:
Coursework 50%
Examination 50%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Davies by email to: C.Davies@city.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities In ICT & Computer Science

Please see the current academy enrichment timetable for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.