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A2 Specification AQA GCE Computing (2510)

Unit 3: Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking:

This unit is a synoptic unit and focuses on all of the AS topics, as well as on some more advanced topics which are taught in the A2 year. The more advance topics include: Problem solving and algorithmic complexity, Algorithms and data structures for problem solving, Programming paradigms and object oriented programming techniques, the role of an operating system, and Database design.

COMP3 Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking

30% of A Level, 2 hour 30 minutes written examination, 22 June 2016 am

Unit 4: The Practical Project:

The final unit is coursework based and normally revolves around a database system. Students are required to program a system that is of a substantially complex nature. Approximately half of the unit revolves around making the system, while documenting the system makes up the remainder of the unit. The measure of success is whether the system is of a professional standard and worthy of selling!

COMP4 The Computing Practical Project

20% of A Level, Coursework, 24 March 2016

Reading List

Author(s): Kevin Bond & Sylvia Langfield

Title: AQA Computing A2

ISBN: 978-0-7487-8296-3
Subpages (2): COMP3 COMP4