In this module, students will learn about the usefulness and basic structure of databases, how to enter and edit data in databases, and how to use them to search for and sort information. They should also discuss which questions a selected database would help them to answer, and which it would not. This will help them consider the design of database structures. In working on this module, students ought to have experience of the kinds of data entry they will meet in the real world, i.e. ‘forced choice’, using button selection or drop-down menus, as well as ‘open’ entry, where any text or numeric field values may be keyed in.
Students can enter numeric and text data into a database with a predetermined structure, making no more than three errors in entering five additional records.
Students can identify at least two different field types in the database.
In order for this to be feasible, in a database of 20 records, the result of such a search should be no more than three records for a question of the type ‘Which characters have height greater than x metres?’.
In addition to the pass criteria, students can find the answers to questions using suitable database search criteria.
Students should give a written description of the results of sorting and searching data in response to a question. The answer is likely to be one or two sentences, plus a short list giving relevant values, if appropriate.
At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of Next Steps Stage 1 Module 4 : Exploring Databases.
Cambridge Certification is available at TWO stages.
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