Cambridge ICT Certificate – Programming (Control)
CONTROL FOR A PURPOSE
There are two parts to this module, Programming a Game (CODING) and Controle. The expected time to complete this course is 14 hours. That normally means 14 classes. In order to successfully achieve a pass or merit, which is required to obtain the certificate from Cambridge, learners should develop an understanding of how to use of sequences of instructions to control devices. Learners will use a control box, or other control device linked to a computer, to write sequences of instructions which will control more than one output device and will build sequences of events to solve a problem.
Learners will need to consider examples of real-life control systems and should evaluate systems (including their own control solutions), identifying limitations. When working on this module, the sequence Plan–Test– Modify is very important.
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For the Programming part of this module, learners are going to create a game using Scratch/Construct 2, to control a screen image. They will write instructions and sets of procedures using standard commands and the repeat function to create a game with multiple levels of complexity. They should begin to see how simple sets of instructions can be combined to produce outcomes. They will have the experience of ‘teaching’ the computer new words (i.e. the procedures) defined by the students themselves.
At the end of each module, students will be assessed by way of a test to show that they can demonstrate each of the learning objectives with no additional help from their teacher or their peers.
• Cambridge provides question papers and resource files for Cambridge ICT Starters.
At the end of each assessment test, the teacher marks the question papers and completes a record of assessment (Learning Objectives Record Sheet) for each learner. Samples of learners’ work are sent to Cambridge for external moderation. The sample will include the question papers completed by the learners, the required evidence of learners’ work and the Learning Objectives Record Sheet.
Learners will receive a Pass or Merit grade in each assessment test. A learner’s overall grade will be a combination of the results of all modules.
To achieve a Pass in a module, learners must meet all the Pass criteria specified on the Learning Objectives Record Sheet. To achieve a Merit in a module, learners must achieve all the Pass and Merit criteria within that module.
Cambridge will award a Merit grade for each level of Cambridge ICT Starters where the learner has achieved Merit grades in the majority of modules taken at each stage or level.
Cambridge ICT modules are predominantly aimed at learners aged between 10 to 15 years. The qualifications are suitable for those in secondary education.
- Design a control system.
- Build a sequence of events to activate multiple devices concurrently.
- Correct and improve procedures.
- Evaluate the system, identifying limitations.
- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 Hour Per Class
- Skill level 10-15 Years of Age
- Language English
- Students 24
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes