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Unit 2B Programming

Specification 8520 from 2016

 
2B

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Procedures and functions
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  • Lesson 2 Validation and authentication
  • Lesson 3 Determining the purpose of algorithms
  • Lesson 4 Errors and testing
  • Lesson 5 Classification of programming languages
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

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

Summary

This is the second of two units which together cover all of the material in Section 3.2 Programming of the AQA syllabus. The unit specifically covers the theoretical aspects of programming in the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification, covering all the knowledge and skills that students will need to tackle exam questions on this topic.  The unit is subdivided into five lessons (plus a test) in order to fit with most school timetables. It covers the AQA GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification 8520, Sections 3.2.10 to 3.2.13.

Ample practice in understanding and designing algorithms written in pseudocode or using flowcharts, debugging and testing is given in worksheets and homework. The unit is independent of any particular programming language but a basic knowledge and practical experience of programming in a language such as Python, Delphi or Small Basic is assumed, and practical sessions in programming should accompany these lessons.

What's included in the toolkit?

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
  • Sample Python programs
  • 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 3.7mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Procedures and functions
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Validation and authentication
    • Lesson 3 Determining the purpose of algorithms
    • Lesson 4 Errors and testing
    • Lesson 5 Classification of programming languages
    • 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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