Stage 1 Module 3

Spreadsheets for a Purpose

Initial Steps

Course Description

In this module students use spreadsheet software to create a working spreadsheet with a clear purpose. Students work methodically through a design and development process, being able to test, correct and modify the spreadsheet as they progress. They are able to create a final spreadsheet which suits its purpose and is presented in an appropriate way for its audience. They begin to understand how to evaluate their work and can assess how well their spreadsheet meets it objectives.

  • Design a spreadsheet with a specific purpose
  • Create the spreadsheet
  • Test the spreadsheet
  • Modify the spreadsheet to make it suitable for its purpose
  • Evaluate the spreadsheet

Students are able to design a spreadsheet to model a real-life scenario - for example, researching which bike to purchase. They are able to talk or write about what the objective of the spreadsheet is and how their spreadsheet will help them meet that objective. They understand enough about the data and formulae they need to include in the spreadsheet to make a start on it. Students enter data, text and formulae to create their spreadsheet. They are able to make modifications to their design to make it work. Students are able to test their spreadsheet to check for errors and see that formulae are correct. They make any corrections required to create an accurate spreadsheet with very few errors.

Students are able to design a spreadsheet to model a real-life scenario - for example, researching which bike to purchase. They are able to talk or write about what the objective of the spreadsheet is and how their spreadsheet will help them meet that objective. They understand enough about the data and formulae they need to include in the spreadsheet to make a start on it. Students enter data, text and formulae to create their spreadsheet. They are able to make modifications to their design to make it work. Students are able to test their spreadsheet to check for errors and see that formulae are correct. They make any corrections required to create an accurate spreadsheet with very few errors. Depending on the purpose of the spreadsheet students should be able to make the spreadsheet user friendly - e.g. good use of titles and formatting OR presenting the results of the spreadsheet in a way that is easy to understand by using appropriate graphs or charts. Students can evaluate how well their spreadsheet manages to suit its purpose. They are able to make suggestions for improvements or give reasons for modifications they have already made.

At the end of this course, student will take the ICT Starters Assessment of On Track Stage 1 Module 3 : Spreadsheets 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
Enrolment Procedures and Notes to Applicants

Course Enrolment

  • Complete Application Form:
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    • Please complete the Application Form in ENGLISH using BLOCK LETTERS.
  • Settle payment by:
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    • 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 fkcorp@futurekids.com.hk
    • 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 shcool 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$100.
  • Regular Class student could apply for make-up class once per month. Administration fee HK$100 will be charged for afterward application.
  • Holiday Camp student could apply for make-up class once per course. Administration fee HK$100 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.

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