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AS Specification AQA GCE Computing (2510)

The AS examinations are comprised of one on-screen exam and one written paper, of 2 hours, 1 hour and count towards 30%, 20% respectively, of the A-level. The AS exams will have, short answer questions and write a program.

Unit 1: Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise:

The topics studied include: Stages of problem solving, Drawing and interpreting simple state transition diagrams and transition tables, Introducing the term algorithm, expressing the solution to a simple problem as an algorithm, Programming in a high level programming language and the fundamentals of structured programming, The binary number system, number bases and information coding schemes, The stages of development of a hardware/software system. The essence of this unit is understanding how software is made and how it works, this means learning programming usually in Visual Basic.

COMP1 Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise

60% of AS, 2 hour on-screen examination, 06 June 2016 am

Unit 2: The Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet:

It covers the theoretical concepts of computing and includes the study of: Logic gates and Boolean algebra, the internal components of a computer, Hardware devices, the fundamentals of computer systems, the structure of the internet, networking protocols and the consequences of uses of computing.

COMP2 Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet

40% of AS, 1 hour written examination, 14 June 2016 pm

Reading List

Author(s): Kevin Bond & Sylvia Langfield

Title: AQA Computing AS

ISBN: 978-0-7487-8298-7
Subpages (2): COMP1 COMP2
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