Kids Programme

For children aged 4 to 14, there are ten courses based on attainment levels within the English National Curriculum corresponding to Key Stages 1-3. For children aged 14 to 16, there are different courses that correspond to Key Stage 4, and prepare students for GCSE, IGCSE or O' level assessment.

The Structure of the Core Programme
 
Key Stage 2
Course Tier
English National Curriculum Attainment Target
Recommended
Age
School Year
Course Duration
 
 
Key Stage 1
Foundation
Not Applicable
4+ to 5+
Reception
52 Hrs
 
 
Tier 1
Level 1
5+ to6+
Year 1
52 Hrs
 
Tier 2
Level 1, 2 & 3
6+ to 7+
Year 2
52 Hrs
 
Key Stage 2
Tier 3
Level 2 & 3
7+ to 8+
Year 3
52 Hrs
 
 
Tier 4
Level 2, 3 & 4
8+ to9+
Year 4
52 Hrs
 
Tier 5
Level 3 & 4
9+ to 10+
Year 5
52 Hrs
 
Tier 6
Level 3, 4 & 5
10+ to 11+
Year 6
52 Hrs
 
Key Stage 3
Tier 7
Level 4, 5 & 6
11+ to 12+
Year 7
78 Hrs
 
 
Tier 8
Level 5, 6 & 7
12+ to 13+
Year 8
78 Hrs
 
Tier 9
Level 6, 7 & 8
13+ to 14+
Year 9
78 Hrs
 
Key Stage 4
GCSE, IGCSE, GCE (O' Level)
(Edexcel, Cambridge or Sri Lankan)
14+ to 16+
Year 10 & 11
208 Hrs
 

Key Stage 1

Foundation
Course Content: Looking at a Computer, A Computer’s Parts, Computers Around Us, A Computer’s Work, Using a Computer, Giving Instructions
Tier 1
Course Content: Computer Basics, First Keys, Sorting Out, Let’s Model, Robot Control, Painting Pictures, Finding Out, Picture Charts
Tier 2
Course Content: Handling Text, Brush IT, Collecting & Organising Data, Starting Turtle Graphics, Searches, Sending Mail

 

Key Stage 2

Tier 3
Course Content: Introduction to Computers, Text and Images, First Publication, Model & Simulate, Going Online, Search & Store, Let’s Compose
Tier 4
Course Content: Computer Essentials, Control, Electronic Mail, Further Turtle Graphics, Working with Text, Branching Databases, Desktop Publishing
Tier 5
Course Content: Introduction to Computers, User Interfaces, Robotics and Virtual Reality, Basics First Composing Music, Databases, Monitoring, Graphical Modelling, A Computer System, Software, Spreadsheets, Computer Control
Tier 6
Course Content: Computer Basics, Inside a Personal Computer, Computer Security, Word Processing, Spreadsheets Multimedia Presentations, The Internet, Imaging and Designing, How Computers Work, Computer Networks, Databases, Electronic Mail, Advanced Turtle Graphics

 

Key Stage 3

Tier 7
Course Content: Introduction to Computers, New Trends in IT, Networks, Programming Concepts, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Databases, Web Designing, Introduction to Data Logging, Art and Animation, Data Logging
Tier 8
Course Content: General Concepts, Hardware, Software, Electronic World, Using the Computer and Managing Files, Spreadsheets, Internet and E-mail, Movie and Sound Editing, The use of IT in Everyday Life, Health, Safety and Environment, Programming Concepts, Programming with Visual Basic, Computer Art and Design If students wish, they can sit two modules of the ICDL examination.
Tier 9
Course Content:Information Networks, Security, Copyright and Law, Types of Information Systems, Word Processing, Presentations, Databases, Programming with Visual Basic, OOP Concepts, Project Management Concepts, Spreadsheets Control, Website Design, Computer Animation, Project.
If students wish, they can sit for five modules of the ICDL examination.

Key Stage 4

Students are coached for the following examinations. All requirements of the particular Examination Board are covered in the programme.
CambridgeGCE O/LComputer Studies(7010)
EdexcelGCE O/LComputing(7105)
EdexcelGCSEICT(3185 & 1185)
Edexcel IGCSE ICT(4385)
Sri Lanka OLIT

Cambridge GCE OL Computer Studies

Theory modules: Introduction to IT, Hardware, Software, Data Integrity, System Analysis and Design, Commercial and General Data Processing, Programming Concepts, Monitoring and Control, Data Communication and Networks, Computer System Security, The Social Effects of Information Systems and Employment in the IT Field.
Practical modules: O/S, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Internet, Presentation & Multimedia, DTP, Web Designing, and Data Logging.

Assessed by written exams and one project based on System analysis and design.
Students are prepared for the Cambridge GCE OL Computer Studies (7010) or IGCSE OL Computer Studies (0420) examinations.
Course Duration: 18 months.


Edexcel GCE OL Computing

Theory modules: Introduction to IT, Hardware, Software, Data Integrity, System Analysis and Design, Commercial and General Data Processing, Programming Concepts, Monitoring and Control, Data Communication and Networks, Computer System Security, The Social Effects of Information Systems and Employment in the IT Field.
Practical modules: O/S, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Internet, Presentation & Multimedia, DTP, Web Designing, and Data Logging.

Assessed by written exams including case studies and one project based on System analysis and design.
Students are prepared for the Edexcel GCE OL Computing (7105) examination.
Course Duration: 18 months.


Edexcel GCSE ICT

Theory modules: Introduction to IT, Hardware, Software, Data Integrity, System Analysis and Design, Commercial and General Data Processing, Programming Concepts, Monitoring and Control, Data Communication and Networks, Computer System Security, The Social Effects of Information Systems and Employment in the IT Field.
Practical modules: O/S, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Internet, Presentation & Multimedia, DTP, Web Designing, and Data Logging.

Assessed by written exams including case studies and two or four projects.
Students are prepared for the Edexcel GCSE ICT full course (1185) or short course (3185) examinations.
Course Duration: 24 months.


Edexcel IGCSE ICT

Theory modules: Introduction to IT, Hardware, Software, Data Integrity, System Analysis and Design, Commercial and General Data Processing, Programming Concepts, Monitoring and Control, Data Communication and Networks, Computer System Security, The Social Effects of Information Systems and Employment in the IT Field.
Practical modules: O/S, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Internet, Presentation & Multimedia, DTP, Web Designing, and Data Logging.

Assessed by written exams, one project and Activities baste on set tasks using a Case Study.
Students are prepared for the Edexcel IGCSE ICT (4385) examination.
Course Duration: 24 months.


Sri Lankan O Level IT

Theory modules: Introduction to IT, Logic Gates, Hardware, Software, Data Integrity, System Analysis and Design, Commercial and General Data Processing, Programming Concepts, Monitoring and Control, Data Communication and Networks, Computer System Security, The Social Effects of Information Systems and Employment in the IT Field. Practical modules: O/S, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Internet, Presentation & Multimedia, DTP, Web Designing, and Data Logging.

Assessed by written exams including one project based on System analysis and design.
Students are prepared for the GCE O Level IT examination conducted by the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.

Course Duration:
Regular Course: 24 months.
Crash Course: 12 months.

 

Fact File
  • A British curriculum that leads to more qualifications than any other children's ICT programme available in the world
  • Entry at any Tier of the Programme, suitable to their age and experience
  • All courses taught and assessed in English
  • One state-of-the art computer per child - No sharing
  • Access to special IT equipment; Floor Robots (Bee-bot, Pippin etc.) Data loggers, Computer Control Units, Digital Cameras, Scanners, and Colour Printers
  • Individual attention by a qualified lecturer for every child
  • Development of skills in the latest Application Packages, Internet and Email
  • Systematic development of programming skills
  • Integrate ICT into all subjects and enhance learning across the Curriculum
  • Enables students to obtain top grades in Computer Studies / ICT at Ols / IGCSEs / GCSEs
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Qualifications

Students receive Tier certificates, validated by NCC Education, UK, on successful completion of every Tier. Students have a choice of receiving certification from the International Curriculum and Assessment Agency (ICAA) [endorsed by University of Southampton] or the University of Cambridge International Examinations or both at the successful completion of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Students who complete Tiers 8 and 9 have the knowledge and skills to achieve the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) qualification awarded by the ECDL Foundation.

Key Stage 4 courses coach students for public examinations such as Edexcel OL Computing, Edexcel lGCSE IT, Edexcel GCSE ICT, Cambridge OL / IGCSE Computer Studies and Cambridge IGCSE ICT.

Assessment
  • 50% practical tasks and 50% exam (100% practical at Foundation)
  • Key Stage 4 assessments follow the same format as that of the particular examination board
Further Study

Students wanting to further their knowledge of IT also have the option of going on to the NCC Education Degree Pathway - an affordable way of getting an internationally recognised British Degree in Sri Lanka.

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