The parts which attracted me to this assessment and certification system are the Benchmarking and Mentoring systems.
These allow us to see what each individual can already do (Benchmark) and then supports the indivuals to work on the skills they are weakest at. Therefore we won't have pupils who have missed out of the basic skills and at the same time we won't have pupils bored and unchallenged for S1 and 2.
Any two of these units would give the pupils a PC Passport at Int. 2
To see a video of how this works have a look here.
The basic standard have 3 Modules covering Internet and Computing, hence the name.
The 3 are:
IC³ 2005 Standard (Complete Objectives)
Using an Operating System
Common Program Functions
Word Processing Functions
Networks and the Internet
Using the Internet
The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society
As I say in all my blogs.........What do you think?
I really am very interested in what you think and in particular any issues you think we have missed.