ICT and Computing

Subject Profile – ICT and Computing

ICT and Computer Science are different disciplines. below are the key areas of each discipline:

  • ICT – In ICT, students will learn relevant skills and use programs in the (word processing, spreadsheets, and). Students will also learn creative skills such as graphic design, web design, animation and video. The theory looks at the ‘online world’ and how we use technology in everyday life.
  • Computer Science – in Computer Science students look ‘under the bonnet’. They will learn about the hardware in a computer, how computers send and receive data, number systems and logic and computational thinking. Students will also learn how to program and through programming will develop key skills in problem solving and resilience by creating programs and debugging problems. There is a significant amount of Mathematics content in Computer Science.


Mr N Spink
Head of Computer Science & Business Studies

Key Stage 3

The ICT course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the iMedia course in Key Stage 4.

In year 7 we predominantly cover ICT skills. We build on students’ knowledge from primary school and aim to support all subjects in their use of ICT. Towards the end of the year we also cover visual programming.

In year 8 we focus completely on Computer Science. This year is designed to build students’ knowledge in order to access a further course of Computer Science at GCSE or the iMedia ICT/Creative Media course. There is a significant amount of theory based work as well as programming in a text based language.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Spink (n.spink@cityfields.outwood.com)

Key Stage 4

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia / ICT

In this course we cover ICT Theory, Graphic Design and the use of ICT in Media.

Creative iMedia is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Spink (n.spink@cityfields.outwood.com)

Revision Material and Enrichment Opportunities