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Free ICT KS4 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers

Skills and Approaches to KS4 ICT

Key Stage 4 pupils develop essential skills for life. They increase their use of technical skills and techniques as well as understanding of how to apply these purposefully in learning, daily life and the workplace. A responsible approach is an essential aspect as ICT raises social, ethical, legal and economic issues about its use. They take part in informed discussion about the use of ICT and the impact it has on society from different perspectives.

What Pupils Learn

Pupils experience increasingly demanding problems and more complex information in ICT at Key Stage 4. They manage information, storage and access to content to make retrieval efficient. ICT is used to help pupils manage themselves, their work and their learning. It is applied to real-world situations.

At Key Stage 4, pupils design and implement systems suited to a variety of contexts. They develop, test and modify sequences of instructions in an ICT system to solve problems. Audience and user feedback support them in refining their ICT solutions.

ICT pupils also have to show their skills in computer software programmes through a number of ways. They are expected to explain how each one can be used for multiple purposes. They are also assigned a project which will help them showcase their skills and knowledge.

DIDA is a really useful website as it covers a range of topics and provides help for each section. The site is colourful and interactive which helps to engage the pupil and it has been found that colours have great significance when remembering and reacting to different pieces of information.

Materials and Resources

The materials in this section provide teaching ideas and resources that can be incorporated into schemes of work to meet the curricular requirements for Key Stage 4 ICT. The sites we have found also offer support to teachers in this subject area and also have sections that the students can use themselves.


12 Key Free Teaching Resources


Good communication is key to success as a student, employee or parent. Our learning and skills programme helps young people become better, more effective communicators.

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E-safety Support

E-safety Support

E-safety Support. It is a comprehensive suite of resources developed to help schools to meet Ofsted requirements by delivering a clear strategy that promotes shared (teachers, pupils, parents etc) responsibility for e- safety.

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Learners Cloud

Learners Cloud

Watch hundreds of in-depth HD GCSE revision videos led by real GCSE tutors, each with Test & Learn questions. They’re fun, easy to follow and designed to complement classroom learning.

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Computer Software for KS3 & 4 - Making it easy for teachers to keep track of their days, lessons, marks and more.

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Professional development for Primary and Secondary School ICT teachers and has CPD sources.


Innovative Teachers Network

A range of free tools to use in classes as well as tutorials on how to use different pieces of software.

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An ICT site that has a tool to create word clouds that can be used in a variety of subjects from Tagxedo.

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DIDA contains 12 guides about using ICT and information sources.

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Create Powerful and Professional Content with Jux at KS3 and KS4

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Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp is a downloadable piece of software that can be used to construct and design multiple ideas and also can be used in many school subjects.

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Klariti is a simple online how-to guide to creating macros.

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Adobe provides lesson plans that incorporate the use of ICT within a range of core subjects.

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Teach ICT Secondary Resources

An ICT site provides a selection of general and topic-specific posters for Secondary School Classroom displays about ICT.

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