A Level AQA

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Unit 7: Data structures

AQA Paper 1

 
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Summary

The unit is subdivided into seven topics plus a test. It covers all of Section 4.2 of the AQA A-Level specification 7517. (Arrays, records and files are covered in AS Unit 1.) The unit gives practical and worked examples of each of the different abstract data structures including queues, stacks, lists, graphs, trees, hash tables and dictionaries. The function and practical application of each data type is discussed, with pseudocode and coded program solutions for some algorithms in VB or Python. Vectors and dot products and their application are covered in a final topic before a comprehensive examination-style assessment of the understanding across the whole unit.

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The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA 7517 Computer Science AS Level. Each unit contains:

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  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    This unit consists of seven topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    • Topic 1: Queues
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    • Topic 2: Lists
    • Topic 3: Stacks
    • Topic 4: Hash tables and dictionaries
    • Topic 5: Graphs
    • Topic 6: Trees
    • Topic 7: Vectors
    • End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

     

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