INNOVATE ACADEMY

CERTIFICATION PATHWAY

Certify your knowledge of TECHNOLOGY, ROBOTICS ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE by taking this official exam.

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Robotics Certification Pathway

Robotics Certification is an exam that provides official certification on your knowledge of the robotics system related electronics, programming and physical computing.

Prerequisite: Certification exams are for current ITRA students only. These modules are suitable for gifted students, students with high potential, students applying for scholarships and students who want higher learning and challenges.

The Robotics Certification Pathway (available for Robotics Academy programs)  is an Elective Module for Robotics Academy students who wish to take on higher learning to challenge themselves on their knowledge of robotics.

Based on the robotics system the students learn in their respective academy programs, students will start the pathway with a Robotics Certification Level 1 which covers an Introduction to Robotics and can choose to continue to Level 2 and Level 3 (after completing Level 1 successfully). In order to achieve the Robotics Certification, students must achieve a minimum grade of 75%. Students who have obtained grades less than 75% are allowed one re-test. Students will have to re-register if they do not achieve the 75% and higher grade during the re-test.

A full academy certification granted is when students have completed and achieved a minimum of 75% on each level (from Levels 1 to 5).

Innovate Academy students have used these certification programs to widen their knowledge, to apply for further studies and scholarships.

How to qualify for the exams

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a robotics program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
  • Students may only take the module for the Academy program signed up for (ie. if a student is part of the Robot IQ Robotics Academy, he or she may only take the Robot IQ Robotics Certification.)
  • The Robotics Certification module is an Elective module and is not compulsory.
  • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
  • Not available for non-academy students.

Computer Science Certification Pathway

Computer Science Certification is an exam that provides official certification on your knowledge of the computer science concepts, syntax and problem solving methodologies.

The Computer Science Certification Pathway is an elective module for students who are part of the Computer Science Academy. Suitable for students who wish to challenge themselves towards achieving a certification.

To acquire an academy certification, students will have to obtain a grade of 75% and above.

How to qualify for the Computer Science  Certification
  • Student must be currently enrolled in a computer Science program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
  • Students may only take the module for the Academy program signed up for.
  • The Computer Science Certification module is an Elective module and is not compulsory.
  • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
  • Not available for non-academy students. 

Game Design Computer Science Certification Pathway

Game Design Computer Science Certification is an exam that provides official certification on your knowledge of the Game design pricinples and computer science concepts, syntax and problem solving methodologies.

The Game Design Computer Science Certification Pathway is an elective module for students who are part of the Computer Science Academy. Suitable for students who wish to challenge themselves towards achieving a certification.

Students who choose this elective, will be required to complete a project task which will be set by Innovate Academy.

To acquire an academy certification, students will have to obtain a grade of 75% and above.

How to qualify for the Computer Science  Certification
  • Student must be currently enrolled in a computer Science program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
  • Students may only take the module for the Academy program signed up for.
  • The Game Design Computer Science Certification module is an Elective module and is not compulsory.
  • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
  • Not available for non-academy students. 

    CAD Design Certification Pathway

    CAD Design Certification is an exam that provides official certification on your knowledge of the robotics related engineering principles of CAD design.

    The CAD Design Certification Pathway is an elective module for students who are part of the Robotics Academy. Suitable for students who wish to challenge themselves towards achieving a certification.

    Students who choose this elective, will be required to complete a project task which will be set by Innovate Academy.

    To acquire an academy certification, students will have to obtain a grade of 75% and above.

    How to qualify for the Computer Science  Certification
    • Student must be currently enrolled in a robotics program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
    • Students may only take the module for the Academy program signed up for.
    • The CAD Design Certification Certification module is an Elective module and is not compulsory.
    • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
    • Not available for non-academy students. 

    Mobile App Design & Development Certification Pathway

    The Mobile App Design & Development Certification is an exam that provides official certification on your knowledge of the App Design principles and related programming concepts (SWIFT for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch and/or Kotlin for Android Apps) Development, Testing , programming and physical computing.

    The Mobile App Design & Development Certification recognize students for their knowledge of Swift, Xcode, and app development tools. Students are expected to have completed considerable instructional time before taking the certification exam. Students who pass the certification exam will earn a digital badge.

    The Mobile App Design & Development Certification Pathway is an elective module for students who are part of the Computer Science Academy. Suitable for students who wish to challenge themselves towards achieving a certification.

    Students who choose this elective, will be required to complete a project task which will be set by Innovate Academy.

    To acquire an academy certification, students will have to obtain a grade of 75% and above.

    How to qualify for the Computer Science  Certification
    • Student must be currently enrolled in a Computer Science program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
    • Students may only take the module for the Academy program signed up for.
    • The Computer Science Certification module is an Elective module and is not compulsory.
    • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
    • Not available for non-academy students. 

    Competition Certification Pathway

    The Tech Leadership (Foundational Competition) Certification is a series of exams that provides official certification on your foundational technology leadership principles which aims to validate the knowledge of the robotics system related electronics, programming and physical computing, CAD and Computer Science and leadership and communication skills.

    The Competition Certification Pathway is a specialist certification for students who are considering being part of the ITRA Robotics Competition Team. Suitable for students who wish to challenge themselves towards achieving lifelong skills and certification.

    Students who choose this elective, will be required to complete a project task which will be set by Innovate Academy.

    To acquire an academy certification, students will have to obtain a grade of 75% and above..

    How to qualify for the Competition Certification Pathway
    • Student must be currently enrolled in a program at Innovate Academy (at least completed one term and is midway through the second term).
    • Student must apply to join the competition and be accepted by Innovate Academy.
    • The Tech Leadership (Foundational Competition) Certification is compulsory for students who are accepted into the competition program.
    • This Elective module is suitable for academy students who are part of Innovate Academy’s public programs and school programs and who have met the above requirements.
    • Not available for non-academy students. 
    What are the benefits of the certification exams?

    The certification exams available at Innovate Academy since 2016 are an elective unit for students with high potential who would like to take their robotics studies to a higher level. Level 1 starts off as an Introduction to Robotics / Coding.  The exam will be multiple choice / fill in the blank based questions based on what students have studied in Semester 1, provided notes and study / exercises materials.

    Much like ICAS exams, students are required to think on the spot (good preparation and revision at home with the given notes will help) and apply their knowledge to the exam questions – good for enhancing their critical thinking skills. Many students have used these exams to further their school pathways such as application for selective school programs, SEAL programs, scholarships etc)

    Are these exams theory based?

    Yes. Level 1 and Level 2 are theory based. Students who have completed up to Level 2 would have achieved the full theory certification.

    Are there any prerequisites?

    Students who are currently enrolled at Innovate Academy studying  a Robotics or Computer Science or Game Design & Development Module may enroll to sit for these exams.

    Your child must be a student of the academy at the time of the exam (not having left the academy).

    Can my child do Level 1 and Level 2 together?

    Students will have to sit for Level 1 and achieve the minimum of 75% to be able to sit for Level 2.  Innovate Academy does not permit booking of two exam levels together.

    Is the certification exam compulsory?

    Absolutely not! Students are free to choose whether they would like to do it or not.

    What happens after I have made the payment?

    Students  will get one chance to retake the exam (included in the exam fee) if they do not achieve the minimum grade of 75% or more.

    You will be sent revision notes by email or provided access to learning materials / exercises which you should hand to your child for them to study and revise. Any questions about the exams or queries about the notes or clarification about the exam should be directed to Sue or Gary ([email protected])

    What happens if my child does not get the minimum of 75%?

    The student will be given a chance to retake the exam on another date provided.

    Students who achieve 75% and more will receive a printed and digital certificate awarded by Innovate Academy.
    How long do we have to wait before the results are released?

    Please allow two weeks for the academy to process the results and send them directly to your email.

    Can we view the exam paper?

    The exam paper is the intellectual property of Innovate Academy, therefore the paper is confidential and remains in the academy.

    NOTE: You will be provided detailed feedback about how your child performed in each section.
    Can I contest the results?
    We do not encourage such behaviour in the academy and are fortunate that parents look towards encouraging their children to do better and praising them for their efforts instead. With regards to contesting results, we regret that this will not be entertained in any form.
    Has anyone not achieved 75% as a minimum?

    Some students have not been able to achieve the minimum grade on the first try but have gone on to do well at the second attempt. At this stage, there are no students who have failed to achieve Level 1 or 2. Encourage your child to study hard and give the paper the best effort!