Welcome to the Business, Computing & ICT Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby

“I really enjoy computing. It gives me the opportunity to problem solve and think. When I get a program working I find it very rewarding. ”


Mrs V Garrett

Mrs V Garrett Leader of Business, Computing & ICT v.garrett@ormesby.outwood.com

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Miss S Green

Miss S Green Teacher of Business, Computing and ICT Assistant Principal s.green@ormesby.outwood.com

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Mr M Leach

Mr M Leach Teacher of Business, Computing and ICT m.leach@ormesby.outwood.com

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ICT and computing covers a wide range of topics aimed at developing students into digital learners who can understand and utilise the power of the digital world.

Overview of Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 are studying an introductory course looking at the fundamental principles of Computers, enhancing this knowledge with an introduction to various programming techniques using Scratch, Kodu and Python. They will also cover key topics such as presentation software, spreadsheets, word processing, databases and e-Safety.


Overview of Key Stage 4 (Computing)

Year 9 – OCR GCSE Computer Science (1-9)
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Year 11 – OCR GCSE Computer Science
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Overview of Key Stage 4 (ICT)

Year 9 – Cambridge Nationals in ICT
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Enrichment Opportunities

Key Stage 4 Coursework booster – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.


Students across the year groups focus on safe use of ICT and in particual staying safe online.

Students study a wide rang of topics which promote the thinking about moral and social issues. Students look at the impact ICT has upon society and analyse the implications of this.

Throughout all classes careful management of file and folders is considered and students are encouraged to be pro active in their approach to this.

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