Stage 1 Module 1

Exploring Documents

Next Steps

Course Description

In this module, students begin to expand their word-processing skills, so that they are able to add images to documents, change the style, size or colour of text, and begin to understand how to arrange items on the page. They can use the software to refine their work, and they start to understand how they can alter the look of a document to make it appropriate for a particular audience. They know how to save and retrieve their work. They understand how to use the software to improve the accuracy and quality of their work.

  • Create and edit a text document
  • Edit text for a specific audience
  • Add images or other objects to a document
  • Refine and organise the layout of a document for a specific audience
  • Evaluate a finished document

Students should be able to input a few paragraphs of text, and use the software confidently to make amendments to words or phrases (the work may contain a small number of errors). Students can save and print their document.

Students should be able to change the look of the text, including font style, size and colour, to make it suit a specific audience. The changes they should make can be specified in the assessment.

Students should be able to insert an image (or other object, e.g. a chart) into an appropriate place within a document. They do not need to be able to control how the text wraps around the image, but they should be in control of where the image is placed.

In addition to the pass criteria, students can work on the whole document and reorganise the contents and/or change the formatting, so that it is more suitable for its target audience. The changes they make should not be specified in the assessment, but the content they receive should lend itself to reorganisation and refinement. Students should be able to spot and correct errors.

Students should be able to evaluate their own work and judge its suitability for a specific audience, e.g. whether the layout is clear, or why they have chosen certain options within the document.

At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of Next Steps Stage 1 Module 1 : Exploring Documents.

Cambridge Certification is available at TWO stages.

  • Students will be awarded the Cambridge Stage 1 Certificate upon successful completion of all stage 1 modules within three years.
  • Those who can complete all stage 1 and stage 2 modules within the same period will be awarded a full certificate.

Weekly Regular Cambridge Preparatory Courses

  • Regular courses are arranged every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, student takes 1 hour class per lesson.
  • Course Duration per module is 12 hours, so 3 months is needed for completing a module.
  • Fees are collected in monthly basis. Course fee per 4 lessons is HK$1,440
  • Total Course fee per module is HK$4,320
  • Assessment will be arranged after student completing the course, assessment fee per module is HK$500
  • HK$180 Registration Fee is required for new student
  • Please refer to Regular Cambridge Preparatory Courses for latest schedule
Enrolment Procedures and Notes to Applicants

Course Enrolment

  • Complete Application Form:
    • "Application Form" is available at our school, or you may download it from HERE (PDF format)
    • Please complete the Application Form in ENGLISH using BLOCK LETTERS.
  • Settle payment by:
    • Crossed cheque and is made payable to "FUTUREKIDS".
    • Transfer to our Heng Sang Bank account with a proof of transfer
    • Cash (Please come to our center in-person)
  • Send us the completed application form with the proof of payment through:
    • mail to Flat A, 7 Floor, China Harbour Building, 370 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
    • email to
    • WhatsApp to 54225884
  • HK$180 Registration Fee is required for new student, which covers FUTUREKIDS passport and school folder.

Course Reservation

  • Reservations can be done by contact us through phone, email or WhatsApp during the office hours.
  • Confirmation by payment in full should be made within 7 days of the date the reservation.

School Fee Collection Policy

  • All School fee shall be settled before the start of class.
  • Upon payment of school fee, PAID Stamps with receipt number will be endorsed in the Student Passport as proof of payment.
  • Upon entry of classroom, student should produce the Passport to Teacher showing the class student is going to attend was pre-paid. Student may not be allowed to enter classroom should the school fee is not paid more than two classes. Teacher will check and advise students to pay the school fee before entering the classroom.
  • Student should buy the Student Passport in case of the passport is lost or it is fully stamped.

Class Arrangement for Typhoon and Rainstorm

When signal(s)* is/are removed Arrangement of Classes
Before 6:30 am All classes will be held as scheduled
Before 8:30 am Classes starting from 10:30am will be held as scheduled
Before 10:30 am Classes starting from 12:30pm will be held as scheduled
Before 12:30 pm Classes starting from 2:30pm will be held as scheduled
Before 2:30 pm Classes starting from 4:30pm will be held as scheduled
After 2:30 pm All classes will be cancelled

*Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above OR "Black" Rainstorm Warning Signal

  • If any class is cancelled due to the the typhoon No. 8 or above / "Black" rainstorm warning signal hoisted, a make-up class will be arranged.

Make-Up Class or Assessment Policy

  • Please contact us 3 working days on or before the scheduled class or assessment for applying make-up arrangement.
  • We reserve the rights to reject any application after 3 working days and charge for the administration fee HK$200.
  • Regular Class student could apply for make-up class once per month. Administration fee HK$200 will be charged for afterward application.
  • Holiday Camp student could apply for make-up class once per course. Administration fee HK$200 will be charged for afterward application.
  • Make-up date and time will be arranged according to our course or assessment schedule, the number of students and the availability of teachers. Please note that we cannot arrange make-up upon individual’s demand.


  • For GERNERAL ENQUIRES, please contact us during the Office hours.
  • FUTUREKIDS reserves the right to make alterations regarding the details without prior notice.