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Computer Skills Assessment Framework I C A S International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Paper
Computer Skills Assessment Framework I C A S International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Paper

Computer Skills Assessment Framework

Computer Skills Assessment Framework I C A S International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Paper  

I C A S

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools

Paper

 

General

Word

Graphics and

Internet and

Spreadsheets and

Programming and

Skills

Processing

Multimedia

Email

Databases

Scripting

 

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

 

- Common Hardware

- Basic Operations

- Basic Operations

- Basic Web Concepts

- Basic Operations

- Basic Software Concepts

- Simple Formatting

- Simple Presentations

- Email Fundamentals

- Spreadsheet Fundamentals

- Basic Terminology

- Common Multimedia

Questions may require the student to:

Questions may require the student to:

Questions may require the student to:

Questions may require the student to:

Questions may require the student to:

Identify component parts: cables, etc

Create a new document: enter text; delete; save; save as

Manipulate graphics: resize; rotate; flip; order; colour

Send/receive/reply to email

Recognise structure and purpose

Distinguish what is software/ hardware

Understand how to navigate using a browser

Recognise the active cell

Understand menu bars; etc

Use basic edit features: cut; copy; paste

Understand function of drawing tools

Interpret simple spreadsheets and data

A&B (Yr 4 & 5 / SD 4 & 5)

Understand basic terminology: file; application

Identify features: tool bar; icons; cursor

Know about some components of multimedia

Use bookmark/favourites

Know how to enter data

Apply basic formatting: font; font size; font style; colour; align text

Understand simple search terms/ conventions

Conduct a search in a simple database

Understand purpose of back-up

Recognise icons: audio; video

 

Use dictionary; spell check

Locate web address

Operate print; print preview

Create simple powerpoint/ other slideshow

Understand concept of hyperlink

Paper

 

General

Word

Graphics and

Internet and

Spreadsheets and

Programming and

Skills

Processing

Multimedia

Email

Databases

Scripting

 

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

 

- Common Hardware

- Common Operations

- Common Operations

- Web Concepts

- Common Operations

- Software Concepts

- Formatting

- Presentations with Effects

- Internet Use

- Database Fundamentals

- Common Terminology

- Tables

- Common Multimedia

- Email Fundamentals

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Know basic network concepts

Use find and replace

Create more complex presentations, incorporating: animation; audio files; video; colour; time delay

Know how to forward and cc emails

Make simple calculations

Recognise hardware peripherals

Justify text

Know how to add attachments to email

Know how to insert/delete rows/ columns; sort

Understand basic file management conventions: naming; version control

Import and paste images

Understand components of web addresses

C&D (Yr 6 & 7 / SD 6 & SMP 7)

Create and format simple tables

Edit audio; video

Know how to format data: font; colour; number; text; etc

Understand how to customise tools

Organise toolbars

Manipulate graphics: crop

Know how to search; assess search results; download

Understand basic conventions of web design

Use thesaurus

Understand use of gradients; patterns; custom colours

Understand that a change to one cell impacts on another

 

Manipulate tools: size of paint brush

Know how to draw graphs and make charts

 

Know appropriate search terms for database searches

Distinguish between spreadsheets and databases

Paper

 

General

Word

Graphics and

Internet and

Spreadsheets and

Programming and

Skills

Processing

Multimedia

Email

Databases

Scripting

 

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

 

- Hardware Components

- Advanced Operations

- Advanced Operations

- Web Design

- Common Operations

- Basic Operating Systems

- Formatting

- Presentations with Effects

- Internet Concepts

- Database Concepts

- Maintenance

- Tables

- Integrated Multimedia

- Advanced Email

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Understand operating systems performance indicators: disk space; alert boxes; warnings; viruses; memory; CPU

Create and format more complex tables

Insert links into presentations

Know how to append signature to email

Investigate formulas

Use tabs; line spacing

Understand image capturing: digital cameras; screen shots

Recognise spam/security threats

Conduct complex sorts

E&F (Yr 8 & 9 / SMP 8 & 9)

Know how to create and use hyperlinks

Know how to append and send hyperlinks

Format dates; numbers

Know how to cable/unplug correctly

Know how to use CD; DVD; mp3

Apply filters

Understand use of flash drives; memory cards

Understand Internet structure: delays in sending/receiving; can’t find page message; etc

Understand basic website creation

Recognise purpose of different views of databases

 

Understand purpose and process for upgrade installation

Recognise file formats

Paper

 

General

Word

Graphics and

Internet and

Spreadsheets and

Programming and

Skills

Processing

Multimedia

Email

Databases

Scripting

 

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

AREAS:

- Hardware Components

- Advanced Operations

- Advanced Operations

- Web Design

- Advanced Operations

- Programming Principles

- Operating Systems

- Advanced Formatting

- Advanced Presentations

- Internet Concepts

- Database Concepts

- Programming Concepts

- Maintenance

- Tables

- Integrated Multimedia

- Advanced Email

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to do all of the above and:

Questions may require the student to:

Understand connectivity: Wireless; Bluetooth; broadband; dial up

Understand purpose of outlines; style sheets

Recognise image le formats

Demonstrate aesthetic judgement in use of tools for image creation and manipulation

Know about purpose and creation of distribution lists

Understand absolute/relative/circular references in spreadsheets

Recognise and understand sequence; conditionals; loops

G&H (Yr 10 & 11 / SMA 10 & 11)

 

Know how to insert images into tables

Understand bcc

Create ‘if statement’ formulas

Understand variables; events

Know how to animate text

Demonstrate awareness of ethical use of email and Internet

Create complex graphs/ charts/tables

Understand simple algorithms

Use track changes

 

Know how to work across multiple spreadsheets

 

Use insert references

Understand basic file transfer

Understand mail merge

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