Stage 1 Module 4

Databases for a Purpose

Initial Steps

Course Description

In this module, students use the knowledge and skills developed during Next Steps module 'Exploring Databases' and apply it to designing and implementing their own database. In doing this, they will need to consider how databases are used in the real world, and consider the features of a good database. The aim is to allow students to demonstrate that they can consider what features are needed to make a useful database. This includes consideration of how the database will be used, who can enter information and who can access it. Although it is not specifically assessed in this module, students should be aware that real databases may use many other means of data entry, e.g. barcode scanners. They should be able to give examples and talk about the advantages of different methods.

  • Identify a purpose for a database
  • Design, create and develop a database for a specific purpose
  • Utilise different field types
  • Test database
  • Demonstrate an awareness of data security
  • Transfer data between applications

Student identifies who is going to use the database, the overall purpose of the database and how it will be used. Student creates a simple database, identifying an appropriate (not necessarily exhaustive) list of fieldnames. The student produces a simple data entry form to collect their data, so that a small number of records can be added to their database. The student should be aware that different types of data may benefit from being handled differently. They can show this either in data entry forms or in how they set up the field types in their database. Example: students choose an appropriate format (text, number, yes/no, dropdown list) for each field.

Student identifies who is going to use the database, the overall purpose of the database and how it will be used. Student creates a simple database, identifying an appropriate (not necessarily exhaustive) list of fieldnames. The student produces a simple data entry form to collect their data, so that a small number of records can be added to their database. The student should be aware that different types of data may benefit from being handled differently. They can show this either in data entry forms or in how they set up the field types in their database. Example: students choose an appropriate format (text, number, yes/no, dropdown list) for each field. The student needs to demonstrate to you that the database works as expected. The student should be able to describe to you 2-3 tests to be run, and you should verify whether the tests provided the correct information in each case. Students show a basic understanding of how different users might need to see different information from within their database. They should also understand fundamentals of data security e.g. that only authorised people should be able to change data and that passwords might be needed to allow different levels of access e.g. for viewing or editing. Data imported from / exported to other associated software packages e.g. spreadsheet / word processing package.

At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of On Track Stage 1 Module 4 : Databases for a Purpose.

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$1,260
  • Total Course fee per module is HK$3,780
  • Assessment will be arranged after student completing the course, assessment fee per module is HK$450
  • HK$180 Registration Fee is required for new student
  • Please refer to Regular Cambridge Preparatory Courses for latest schedule
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