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Unit 7: Algorithm design and programming

Syllabus 0478 / 0984 & O Level 2210

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Algorithms and flowcharts
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  • Lesson 2 Selection
  • Lesson 3 Iteration
  • Lesson 4 Data types and arrays
  • Lesson 5 Testing
  • Lesson 6 Effectiveness of algorithms
  • Lesson 7 Assessment

There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, sample programs written in Python and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The unit is subdivided into six lessons and a final assessment test, each occupying approximately one hour in order to fit with most school timetables. It is one of two units which together cover all of the material in Section 2 Practical Problem-solving and Programming in the IGCSE® 0478 / 0984 and O Level 2210 Computer Science specifications, designed to teach students the knowledge and skills that they will need to tackle exam questions on topics in this section. 

Ample practice in understanding and designing algorithms written in pseudocode or using flowcharts, debugging and testing is given in worksheets and homeworks. 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 will be useful and could be taught in practical sessions in parallel with this unit.

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These units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Section 1 of the Cambridge IGCSE® 0478 and O Level 2210 Computer Science courses. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each lesson
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit Assessment test with answers
  • Demonstration programs written in Python
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Algorithms and flowcharts
      Download free sample below
    • Lesson 2 Selection
    • Lesson 3 Iteration
    • Lesson 4 Data types and arrays
    • Lesson 5 Testing
    • Lesson 6 Effectiveness of algorithms
    • Lesson 7 Assessment

    There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, sample programs written in Python and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

    Download Free Sample 4.9mb

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