Y10-11 Curriculum Guide Welcome to the ICT/Computing Department



Why study ICT/Computing?

We live in a modern world where computers have a presence in nearly every part of our lives.  For instance, first thing in the morning, you probably get awaken by a programmable alarm clock or an iPhone. While you wait at the bus stop, there sometimes is a digital display letting you know how soon the bus will be arriving. And that is just the beginning of your day! It’s rather difficult to imagine life without computers, as nearly everything involves computing in some way or other.

Our ICT/Computing department has an exciting and innovative curriculum, which is regularly updated to ensure that all our students gain the latest knowledge and skills necessary for living and working in the 21st century. Oak Lodge ICT/Computing Department was cited as “outstanding” in our last Ofsted inspection (2012).


The aims of the ICT & Computing Department

  • Encourage interest and enjoyment in learning ICT/Computing
  • Guarantee that all students have access to a broad and balanced ICT/ Computing curriculum
  • Develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and capabilities of ICT/Computing
  • Ensure that all students have a programme, which runs from Year 7 to Year 11 up to Sixth Form
  • Encourage students to develop an understanding of the wider applications and effects of ICT and Computing
  • Encourage students to solve problems through the use of information systems and associated principles and techniques


In additional, the department aims are;

  • To provide experiences that challenge and stimulate our pupils’ thinking, which are relevant to their present and future needs
  • To encourage pupils to become capable, safe users of ICT/Computing and to remain safe online and in ‘cyberspace’
  • To develop learners’ full potential by using ICT/Computing as a tool to develop processing and presentation skills that can be applied in other subjects (cross-curriculum)
  • To encourage a dynamic relationship between our school, pupils and parents, to develop a positive attitude to technology both at home and school
  • To educate each pupil with the best possible and widest range of communication skills in preparation for their life beyond school


Board Examname
AQA AQA Functional Skills ICT Level 1, 2 and 3
AQA AQA GCSE Computing
AQA AQA GCSE Media Studies
Filming & Editing Using iMovie Software
Post Production: Film editing and Promotional Poster Design
Sending a Message Using Electronic Mail
Using Word Processing Software Entry 1, 2 & 3
Video Editing (Unit 2)
Using Electronic Mail
Using Graphics Software
Using Presentation Software
Edexcel BTEC Introductory Certificate in Creative Media Production (QCF)
OCR AWARD Level 1 Award in Text Processing
OCR AWARD Entry Level Award in Speed Keying
OCR AWARD Entry Level Award in Initial Text Processing
OCR Speed Keying Entry Level 1, 2 & 3
OCR Text Production Level 1, 2 & 3
OCR Computer Keyboard Skills Level 1

Teaching Staff           Ms E Thaci

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Y7 Curriculum Guide
Y8 Curriculum Guide 
Y9 Curriculum Guide 
Y10-11 Curriculum Guide
Y10-11 Curriculum Guide (UNIT AWARDS)

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