Technology

The Technology department comprises: Design & Technology, ICT and Computer Science.

Technology Department

  • Mr C Davies – Head of Department
  • Miss L Rodgers – Second in Department
  • Miss E Roper – Teacher of Technology
  • Mr W Younis – Teacher of Computer Science
  • Mr A Clayton – Technology Technician/Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs L Clark – Technology Technician/Teacher Assistant

Design & Technology

Design and Technology is a subject that engages students in practical and creative problem solving. In terms of developing students for employment, Design and Technology is the most effective subject for nurturing the skills employers look for. For example, our subject ensures that students work on: creativity, independence, computer and technical literacy, commercial awareness, planning and organising, practical solutions to complex problems and innovation. Design and Technology is an essential part of education and helps to prepare students for a future that revolves around innovation and technology.

Design & Technology – Key Stage 3

The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3, provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the various routes available at Key Stage 4. It also provides an awesome environment for students to learn through practical application, allowing for creative solutions to real, complex problems. Fundamentally, Year 7 and 8 projects allow students to access and refine the skills needed to study at Key Stage 4.

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

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Design & Technology – Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, we offer the WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering.

  • Job roles and responsibilities in the Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Laws and working practices in the Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Advanced planning and preparation of food
  • Nutrition and food science, focussing on a variety of different dietary requirements

Hospitality and Catering is assessed in the following way:
Controlled Assessment 50%
Examination 50%

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

Enrichment Opportunities In Design & Technology

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

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 – Key Stage 3

The ICT and Computer Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the OCR Computer Science (9-1) and Cambridge Nationals in ICT course in Key Stage 4.

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 – Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, 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.