Good game - I want to play! Can someone tell me which school's ICT Scheme of Work we are basing this on, because I'm really keen to get started!
I know that you've all read the UK DfE's statutory programme of study for ICT plus various of Schemes of work, and perhaps even talked to actual ICT teachers (because it would be impossible to make these analogies and comparisons otherwise) - so a link to the school's site or their SoW would be really helpful, thanks! (It's hard to believe, I know, but I have heard (shocking!) that some people's understanding of teaching in general, and teaching of ICT in particular, comes via the Daily Mail et al. I know for a fact that the free thinkers on these forums would not find that remotely acceptable.)
Personally, my opinion is based on having two children currently finishing off their GCSE ICT courses (and a wife who is a teacher). They have done some amazing things over the past 5 years, such as produce powerpoint slides, write business emails and use MS Movie Maker to make short YouTube clips. In my opinion none of what they have undertaken in ICT belongs in its own subject, it is the kind of technology usage that belongs in every other lesson, or, at most, in a 'general studies' section.
Teaching kids how to write a 'business' email does not belong in a technology course, it belongs in (imo) english language, that is where the 'communication' part of ICT belongs. As far as the 'information' components - compiling results of surveys in excel or access - we did the equivalent of that in Maths (statistics) or even Geography (when studying things like population).