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Unit 2A Programming

Specification 8520 from 2016

 
2A

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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Data types and operations
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  • Lesson 2 Sequence and selection
  • Lesson 3 Iteration
  • Lesson 4 Arrays
  • Lesson 5 Records and files
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The unit covers the AQA GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification 8520, Sections 3.2.1 (except subroutines, covered in Unit 2B) to 3.2.9. The first lesson in the unit covers data types and arithmetic operations. Sequence, selection and iteration are covered in the next two lessons, followed by a lesson on arrays and records, with a final lesson on reading from and writing to a text file.

Although the lessons can be delivered without students having to use computers, they will benefit from translating their pseudocode solutions to program code and testing them. All the worksheets contain exercises which provide opportunities for practical programming in the language of choice. Sample solutions are provided in Python to many exercises.

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Toolkit

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA 8520 Computer Science GCSE. 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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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Data types and operations
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Sequence and selection
    • Lesson 3 Iteration
    • Lesson 4 Arrays
    • Lesson 5 Records and files
    • Lesson 6 Assessment

    There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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