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Ridgewood School

Ridgewood School

ICT and Computing

Our ICT Department take on the ambitious challenge of ‘Developing confidence and curiosity in ICT and Computing, continually aiming to solve problems in the most efficient and effective way.’

Through the ICT and Computing Curriculum at Ridgewood School, we encompass the knowledge, understanding and skills of the ICT world. This is developed through problem-solving and computational thinking. We offer a multitude of topics which will develop independent, creative learners who have a broad and balanced awareness of ICT in society. We endeavour to provide a creative, engaging curriculum which inspires our students for their future pathways.

Our IT and Computing Curriculum will provide students with the opportunity to: 

  • Become safe users of technology and the internet. 
  • Use the school IT systems effectively, including for remote learning. 
  • Become familiar with a range of software to support their progression. 
  • Develop computational thinking skills to create and engage with script-based programming. 
  • Be supported with their creativity and independence throughout their learning.  

Please get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page. Should you have any further questions about our IT and Computing Curriculum, please contact Mrs Brasier, Curriculum Lead.


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9



Students complete two summative assessments each academic year to form their Creating Futures data. These assess students in all areas studied that year. They will also have mini-assessments at the end of their units.

Each assessment lesson is followed by designated time for students to reflect on any areas for improvement.

Electronic knowledge organisers are provided to students via their OneNote for revision purposes.

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There are two IT-based qualifications available at KS4: Computer Science (OCR) and iMedia (OCR Cambridge Nationals).

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