The ICT Department

The ICT/Computing Department is run by Mr Griffiths (Head of Department) and Mr Stockdale (Teacher of ICT).


Due to the changes in the ICT curriculum from September 2014, the department has implemented an enhanced computing element into the Scheme of Work. This will provide students with the knowledge and skills to equip them for later learning and experiences within their education.

The ICT & Computing department at Oldfields Hall Middle school offers a variety of projects to enhance skills in ICT/Computing. There are 3 areas covered by the curriculum – Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. Students use the school network to access the curriculum and this provides lots of opportunity to work independently and build confidence.

With 3 main computer suites, the students have the opportunity to explore many programs. Lunch clubs are run every lunch time in two rooms by our excellent digital leaders providing further opportunities for students to explore and extend their ICT capabilities.

Year 5 Course Summary

Autumn Term
Introduction to Computing
Network Setup
Baseline Test
Digital Literacy
Video Project

Spring Term
Basic Programming
Control and Monitoring
Logo Control
Control systems for various real life situations

Summer Term
Introduction to Spreadsheets
Setting up shop
Basic Formulas and Functions
Basic Programming (Scratch)

Year 6 Course Summary

Autumn Term
Spreadsheet formula and functions
Introduction to Coding

Spring Term
Extending our coding skills
Data Flow using Flowol
Flowcharts and breaking down tasks

Summer Term
Database theory and design
Creating a criminal investigation
Digital Literacy

Year 7 Course Summary

Autumn Term
Computing theory
Coding extended
Creating a computer game from scratch. Design implement and Execute

Spring Term
Website Design, planning, designing, HTML and interactive web objects
Computer Theory Internet and Networks

Summer Term
Digital Literacy
Stop frame animation
Advance Programming (scratch)
Introduction to Entry Level Certificate

Year 8 Course Summary

Autumn Term
Advanced coding project following entry level Certificate in Computing Model

Spring Term
Computer Theory Hardware and Software

Summer Term
Final project following Entry Level Certificate in Computing Model
App Design and implementation