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Unit 3: Software development

Component 01

 
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Areas Covered

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

  • Topic 1: Systems analysis methods
  • Topic 2: Writing and following algorithms
  • Topic 3: Programming paradigms
  • Topic 4: Assembly language
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  • End of unit assessment

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

Summary

The unit is subdivided into four topics and an end-of-unit assessment. Each topic may be spread over more than one lesson, especially if time is spent in the lessons going over homework tasks.

It is a theoretical unit covering the OCR Computer Science specification sections 1.2.3 (Software development) and 1.2.4 (Types of programming language). The first two lessons cover systems analysis methods and algorithm design. The next two topics cover programming paradigms, assembly language and an introduction to the main concepts of object-oriented programming. 

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The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for Component 1 and Component 2 of the OCR H046/H446 Computer Science AS/A Level. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 7.9mb

    Areas Covered

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

    • Topic 1: Systems analysis methods
    • Topic 2: Writing and following algorithms
    • Topic 3: Programming paradigms
    • Topic 4: Assembly language
    • Download sample lesson above
    • End of unit assessment

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

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