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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is now part of the educational experience worldwide and regarded as a new ‘literacy’ alongside reading, writing and numeracy.
Cambridge ICT Starters introduces learners, typically aged 5 to 14 years, to the key ICT applications they need to acquire that computer literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives.
It can be assessed in English or Spanish.
Cambridge ICT Starters gives schools a flexible framework to develop learners’ ICT competence. Modules can be delivered according to the needs of each learning situation and age of the learners – across the curriculum or as a separate course of study.
Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet and web authoring. They will also consider wider issues such as eSafety and the adaption of their work to suit their audience.
The following versions of the syllabus should be used for assessments that are to be submitted during 2018:
Cambridge ICT Starters English Syllabus 2018
Cambridge ICT Starters Spanish Syllabus 2018
The following versions of the syllabus should be used for assessments that are to be submitted from January 2019 onwards:
Cambridge ICT Starters English Syllabus 2019
Cambridge ICT Starters Spanish Syllabus 2019
The teaching of each module is supported by a scheme of work which provides suggested activities to cover all of the module’s learning objectives. The schemes of work can be downloaded from the Teacher Support site.
Cambridge ICT Starters is assessed in the classroom through a structured scheme of assessment, operating at three levels:
Each level is made up of two stages and certificates are available on successful completion of each stage.
Each module of the syllabus contains the Assessment Criteria, which must be met to achieve a Pass or Merit, and an Example Assessment Activity. You are free to design your own assessment activities related to the school curriculum you are delivering.
For further information view the frequently asked questions.