Important School Information: Ridgeway Independent College, Louis Trichardt
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Located At: Leeu Street, Louis Trichardt
- (Grade RR - 12)
Telephone: +27 (0)15 161 0210
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Phase runs from Grade RR to Grade 3. With smaller classes
and dedicated teachers we strive to nurture children who are
excited to learn and eager to participate in all school
activities. Our beautiful surroundings lend themselves to
outdoor learning and caring for the environment. Our approach is
holistic and we aim to grow children who can succeed and excel
in an ever changing world. Each child is valued as an individual
and encouraged to achieve their full potential, which is echoed
in our school motto, “Believe in Yourself.” All teaching staff
have undergone Cambridge training and the Cambridge curriculum
has been introduced across the Foundation phase this year, 2014.
The grade 4 – 6’s follow the Cambridge Primary Curriculum in
three learning areas; English, Mathematics and Science. These
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exams are written at the end of
Year 6 (Grade 6). The CAPS curriculum is used as a guideline in
the learning areas Afrikaans (2nd language) and Social Science
for grades 4 – 7. Teachers are encouraged to extend the program
using innovative ideas from a wide variety of resources. The
grade 7’s are introduced to the Cambridge KS3 level in
Mathematics, Science and English. This sets a good foundation
for when they enter High School. To further enrich the academic
program, Art, Computers and Ecology encourage pupils to become
aware of the world around them and to express their
individuality. A weekly fitness lesson is included in the
sizes are kept to a maximum of 25, enabling students and
staff to interact closely.
are streamed according to ability in key subjects.
- We have
highly qualified and motivated staff.
Information Technology is compulsory for all students to
IGCSE level. Students work at their own computers with
monitored internet access.
skills in Chemistry, Physics and Biology are considered
essential to the proper understanding of the subject and we
therefore have our own dedicated labs for each.
reading programme in place to improve reading and
comprehension abilities of students who test below average
as this affects performance in all subjects.
- The first
3 years of the academic programme are designed to culminate
in the Cambridge IGCSE exam (International General
Certificate of Secondary Education). This is an
curriculum encourages students to use an investigative
approach to problem solving. The emphasis being on
initiative and application of skills to solve problems.
- Caters for
varying levels of ability with a choice between core and
extended in many subjects.
offered are: English (1st Language), Afrikaans (2nd
Language), Business Studies, Accounting, Biology, Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Geography, IT and Art.
take 8 subjects at IGCSE.
can choose between the Cambridge AS exam (Advanced
Subsidiary) or the IEB (National curriculum administered by
the Independent Examination Board) according to their
streams rigorously prepare students for entry into South
African Universities and other tertiary institutions.
believe that assessment drive teaching and learning and the
syllabus encourages clear thinking, analysis, evaluation,
unambiguous communication and substantiation of opinion.\
curriculum comprises of a portfolio as well as a final
offered at IEB include:
English (1st Language), Afrikaans (2nd Language),
Mathematics, Maths Literacy, Business Studies, Accounting,
History, Geography, Natural Science, Physical Science and
take 7 subjects for IEB
- The AS
syllabus is widely written throughout the world and is
renowned for developing practical application skills, oral
skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and
offered at AS include: English (1st language), Afrikaans
(2nd language), Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
Business Studies, Accounting, History, Geography, Computer
Studies and Art.
take 6 subjects for AS.
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