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J277 Unit 6: Algorithms

Specification J277 from 2020 - Paper 2

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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Computational thinking
  • Lesson 2 Searching algorithms
  • Lesson 3 Sorting algorithms
  • Lesson 4 Developing algorithms using flowcharts
  • Lesson 5 Developing algorithms using pseudocode
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  • Lesson 6 Interpret, correct and complete algorithms
  • Lesson 7 Assessment

There are 6 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit begins by looking at computational thinking, including abstraction and decomposition. Two lessons are given to interpreting and comparing relevant searching and sorting algorithms including the merge and insertion sorts. These are written in the new OCR Reference Language. Practical experience of writing, tracing and modelling algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts is then provided. Students are also be given ample practical experience of correcting and completing algorithms (including debugging and testing) in worksheets and homework tasks.

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The GCSE units have been written to comprehensively satisfy the specification the OCR J277 Computing GCSE. Each unit delivers a complete solution comprising:

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  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit Assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 7.0mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Computational thinking
    • Lesson 2 Searching algorithms
    • Lesson 3 Sorting algorithms
    • Lesson 4 Developing algorithms using flowcharts
    • Lesson 5 Developing algorithms using pseudocode
    • Download free lesson above
    • Lesson 6 Interpret, correct and complete algorithms
    • Lesson 7 Assessment

    There are 6 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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