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									                                                                         What are Cambridge ICT Starters?                                                   Cambridge ICT Starters meets international standards
                                                                         Cambridge ICT Starters is a specialized assessment programme created by
                                                                         Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a department of the University of
                                                                         Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). They offer an excellent                                                                      Assessment area
                                                                         introduction to the world of Information and Communications Technology                                                                   and leveling system
                                                                         (ICT). They provide a framework in which ICT skills and knowledge can be                                                                 completely matched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with the UK National
            Internationally Prestigious                                  acquired and developed, in an environment tailored to children aged 4 to 14
                                                                         years, in primary and secondary education. They are available at three levels -                                                          Curriculum for ICT at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
           Technology Assessments for                                    Initial Steps, Next Steps and On Track.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The learning objec-
               Children Aged 6-16                                        Characteristics of Cambridge ICT Starters
                                                                         Cambridge ICT Starters are not traditional information technology assessments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tives meet the Texas technol-
                                                                               Assessments are directly referable to the daily use of ICT or skills which                                                  ogy standards at Elementary
                                                                               students will inevitably encounter and rely upon                                                                            and Middle School level (Texas'
                                                                               Project-based assessment format                                                                                             technology standards are fol-
                                                                               Assess students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills                                                                lowed by the whole of the US)
                                                                               Objective oriented                                                                                                               Students having finished
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the On Track level of the
                                                                         Cambridge Certification                                                                                                           Starters can be promoted to
         Cambridge ICT Starters                                                 Cambridge Certification is available at TWO stages, provided that
                                                                                                                                                                                                           other Cambridge awards,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           which have the same techno-
                                                                                students complete the number of modules stated below within three                                                          logical level with IGCSE (O-
                             Preparatory Courses                                years.                                                                                                                     level) or GCE (A-level).
                                                                                A Stage 1 certificate can be awarded on completion of all the Stage 1
                                                                                modules with Pass or Merit Grade.
                                                                                A Full certificate can be awarded on completion of all the Stage 1 and
                                                                                Stage 2 modules with Pass or Merit Grade.                                   Completion of the CSA Procedure
                                                                         Grading System                                                                                                      Enrollment
                                                                                Fail, Pass or Merit

                                                                          Certificate        Initial Steps                  Next Steps or                                            Attend Preparatory Course
                                                                          grading                                           On Track
                                                                          Stage 1            3 Stage 1 modules with at      4 Stage 1 modules with at
                                                                          Certificate        least Pass grade               least Pass grade
                                                                                                                                                                                      Take the ICT Assessment
                                                                          Stage 1 (Merit)    At least 2 out of 3            At least 3 out of 4 modules
                                                                                             modules with Merit grade       with Merit grade
                                                                                                                                                             Upon completion of each module, students will be notified the results after
                                                                          Full Certificate   6 modules with at least        8 modules with at least                           around ten weeks of the assessment.
                                                                                             Pass grade                     Pass grade
                                                                          Full Certificate   At least 4 out of 6            At least 5 out of 8 modules
                                                                          (Merit)            modules with Merit grade       with Merit grade                  Upon successful completion of all the Stage 1 or Core modules at the corre-
                                                                                                                                                              sponding level within 3 years, students’ work will be submitted to Cam-
                                                                                                                                                              bridge for moderation. Students will be awarded the “Cambridge Stage 1
                                                                                                                                                              Certificate” after around ten weeks of the submission date.*
                                                                                                                                                              Upon successful completion of all the modules at the corresponding level
                                                                                                                                                              within 3 years, students’ work will be submitted to Cambridge for modera-
                                                                         Futurekids Preparatory Courses --- approved by UCLES
                           Enquiry                                       The preparatory courses are specially designed to prepare students ade-
                                                                                                                                                              tion. Students will be awarded a full Cambridge certificate after around ten
                                                                                                                                                              weeks of the submission date.*
                                                                         quately for the Cambridge ICT Starters assessments. The curricula are written
          Futurecyber Technology Solution Limited                        by the education professionals with doctorate degree from Futurekids Interna-
      Cambridge International Centre (Center No: HK071)                  tional Headquarter in the United States, which are approved by the University       * Remarks: According to the regulation of Cambridge International Ex-
Futurekids Computer Learning Center (School Registation: 29075, 29076)   of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). Futurekids has been the          aminations (CIE), two schedules will be set for submitting students’ work
                                                                         first center in the world that launched the awards in April 2002 and 60 stu-        to CIE for moderation annually. The submission dates will be set with ref-
            Address: Flat A, 7/F, China Harbour Bldg.,                   dents of Futurekids became the first group students in the world achieved the       erence to the number of qualified students annually.
            370 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong                      certificate. Up to now, 2,300 students have achieved the certificate through
             Tel: 2503 1813         Fax: 2503 1861                       Futurekids or in the progress of achieving it.                                       Students can choose either attend the courses every week or during the
              E-mail:                                                                                                                school holidays.
            Web site:                                                                                                            Regular Class students are recommended to attend the Enhancement
                                                                                                                                                              Course to be eligible for sitting the assessments.
Cambridge ICT Starters Preparatory Course Contents - Initial                  Cambridge ICT Starters Preparatory Course Contents - Next                           Cambridge ICT Starters Preparatory Course Contents - On
Steps (Ages 6 - 8) Six Modules in Total                                       Steps (Ages 9 - 12) Eight Modules in Total                                          Track (Ages 13 - 16) Eight Modules in Total
    Modules                              Contents                              Modules                                 Contents                                       Modules                                  Contents
                                                                                                                                                                    Documents         Students are expanding their word processing skills, so
  Starting Text  This module aims to support students in creating and          Exploring     This module aims to introduce word processing skills to stu-
                                                                                                                                                                   for a Purpose      that they can create documents for many purposes. They
(Stage 1 Module) editing simple stories and other short pieces of text.       Documents      dents to improve their ability to communicate with others, so
                                                                                                                                                                      (Stage 1        are able to create and format text, add tables, adjust prop-
                 Students use appropriate techniques to ensure text is          (Stage 1     that they are able to add images to documents, format text,              Module)
                 clear and error free, and use the graphics library.           Module)       arrange items on page properly, refine and organize the layout                           erties to allow graphics or other subjects to fit well within
                                                                                             of a document for a specific audience.                                                   the document, use advanced formatting features to edit a
                                                                                                                                                                                      document to make it more suitable for its purpose.
 Starting Images This module aims to support students in selecting the
(Stage 1 Module) appropriate drawing tools, choosing colours and patterns      Exploring     This module aims to support students in using a variety of             Multimedia        Advanced production skills will also be introduced in this
                 to create pictures with visual effects that communicate                                                                                           for a Purpose      module such as creating an automated presentation for a
                                                                                Images       graphical tools, such as the pick tool, the ellipse tool, the
                 ideas.                                                                                                                                               (Stage 1        target audience. Students learn to create storyboards for a
                                                                               (Stage 1      shape tool and different fill tools and line adjustment, to create
 Starting Graphs This module aims to support students to classify infor-                                                                                              Module)         presentation, select appropriate and relevant materials,
                                                                               Module)       and develop digital pictures and visual effects.
(Stage 1 Module) mation, identify cells, columns and rows, enter and mod-                                                                                                             insert appropriate graphics, videos, buttons, sound and
                 ify data, perform mathematical operations, make use of                                                                                                               hotspots, incorporate transition and animation with ap-
                 charts such as pie or column charts, use graphs to an-        Exploring     This module aims to support students in using spreadsheets to                            propriate timings.
                 swer simple questions and make comparisons.                    Spread-      model mathematical data, to predict the effects of changes,
                                                                                 sheets      test out their predictions and work out what happens when            Spreadsheets for    This module enables students to work methodically
                                                                               (Stage 1      something is changed. They learn to enter data, text and accu-          a Purpose        through a design and development process, through which
Starting Control This module aims to support students to program a                                                                                                    (Stage 1
                                                                               Module)       rate formulae into cells, use SUM functions, apply appropriate                           they learn to construct a suitable spreadsheet to enable
(Stage 2 Module) screen turtle’s movement through simple LOGO com-                                                                                                    Module)
                                                                                             number categories and create charts.                                                     the main information to be displayed and interrogated,
                 mands. Students develop and record sequences of in-
                                                                                                                                                                                      enter and modify formulas, carry out calculations, use If
                 structions, accurately predict and check the results of
                                                                               Exploring     In this module, students will learn about the basic structure of                         formulas, create appropriate charts and present findings in
                 different instructions, through which logical thinking and
                                                                               Databases     databases, identify fields and records, enter and edit data in                           most appropriate manner for content and audience.
                 reasoning minds are trained.
                                                                                (Stage 1     databases, set data type, use different search techniques to         Databases for a     Students design and implement a database for specific
Starting Searches This module aims to support students in using and             Module)      select required data and interpret data. They will also be intro-       Purpose          purpose. They learn to design the structure of the data-
(Stage 2 Module) choosing appropriate techniques to find information in an                   duced different search engines in the Internet and learn the            (Stage 1         base according to the needs of a client, test its functional-
                  encyclopedia CD-ROM for the purpose, such as entering                      searching techniques in the internet databases.                         Module)          ity, transfer data between applications, filter appropriate
                  appropriate keywords, using menus and the alphabetical                                                                                                              records, extract information on complex criteria, under-
                  A-Z index.                                                   Exploring     This module aims to support students in controlling the move-                            stand the concept of relational database and demonstrate
                                                                                Control      ments of screen turtles, through writing simple instructions                             their awareness of data security.
 Starting Email The aim of this module is to let students to understand         (Stage 2     and sets of procedures, to create shapes or simple pictures on
                                                                               Module)       screen. They will be introduced to the programming language           Control for a      This module develops students’ use of sequences of in-
(Stage 2 Module) how to use email software to send, reply and forward e-
                                                                                             LOGO and will develop both ICT and mathematical concepts.               Purpose          structions to control devices and build sequences of
                 mail messages. They learn the functions of different fold-                                                                                          (Stage 2         events to solve a problem. They need consider examples
                 ers, address book and copy e-mail to other recipients.                                                                                              Module)
                                                                               Exploring     This module enables students to become familiar with the                                 of real life control systems, and evaluate systems including
                                                                              the Internet   Internet and its uses, learn the standard features of browser                            their own control solutions --- identifying limitations. In
                                                                                (Stage 2     software in order to help collect, store and retrieve informa-                           working this module, the sequence Plan --- Test --- Modify
                                                                                Module)      tion, use a search engine, bookmark sites, use complex search                            is very important. The fundamental logic and commands of
                                                                                             methods and evaluate web sites. The aim is to give students                              the LEGO Mindstorms ---Intelligent House robotics sys-
                                                                                             sufficient skills to be able to use the internet safely and effi-                        tem will be introduced in this module.
                                                                                             ciently for information gathering.
                                                                                                                                                                  Website Design      Through designing and constructing a website for a par-
                                                                                                                                                                  for a Purpose       ticular audience, students understand the basics of HTML
                                                                               Exploring     This module enables students to understand that e-mail is a             (Stage 2         coding and learn basic web designing skills, such as layout
                                                                                 E-mail      component part of the Internet. They learn to send e-mails              Module)          design, text formatting, inserting hyperlinks, anchors and
  Bring-A-Friend Promotion                                                      (Stage 2     with carbon copies and blind carbon copies, read and forward
                                                                               Module)       e-mails, add and extract file attachments, use address book,
                                                                                             recognize the difference between web-based and ISP-hosted e-         Networks for a      This module enables students to become familiar with
                                                                                             mail.                                                                   Purpose          networks and their operation. Students need to under-
    ◢      When you introduce a new friend to enroll in                                                                                                             (Stage 2          stand the fundamentals of IT networks (LAN, WAN etc.)
                                                                              Exploring      This module aims to support students in using multimedia               Module)           and network operating systems. They need to identify the
           Futurekids computer course, you will be
                                                                              Multimedia     software in order to create and edit presentations, recognizing                          purpose and components of a network, design and man-
           rewarded a HK$50 Coffee Gift Voucher.                                                                                                                                      agement of a network.
                                                                               (Stage 2      the need for good design and clarity as well as the needs of an
    ◢      Your friend will be rewarded a Futurekids mouse                     Module)       audience. Students learn to create and organize multimedia           Video or Anima-     Students learn to plan a video or an animation for specific
           pad.                                                                              presentations using text, images, sounds, animations and link-         tion for a Pur-   audience, write simple storyboards, create source material
                                                                                             ing pages.                                                                  pose         for video or animation, produce video or animation ac-
    ◢      Valid until: 31 December 2008                                                                                                                          (Stage 2 Module)    cording to the needs of the audience, add music to video
                                                                                                                                                                                      or animation.

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