AQA GCSE 8525
Paper 1 Revision Unit
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ALGORITHM EXAM PRACTICE
Most students struggle with paper 1. Therefore all the dedicated programming lessons in year 11 on our scheme of learning are for paper 1 revision.
Students have learnt how to program independently using our resources and activities in year 10. In year 11 we change the focus to honing these computational thinking and programming skills by preparing them for the exam paper. All our activities are designed to tackle one of the four “question focus” areas from the specification: Design, Write, Test and Refine.
Examples of activities include:
Full solutions are provided, if the exercise is asking for a solution in a high-level language we have provided those solutions in:
NEW ASSESSMENT MODEL
The student's ability to design, write, test and refine both algorithms and programs in general is now entirely assessed through a written exam in paper 1.
The exam board will only recognise one of three official languages. Depending which option you choose, exam papers will be delivered to your school for assessment which match the language chosen.
In paper 1 students will be expected to write syntactically accurate code in their response to questions. They will be directed in questions to:
These questions are designed to test both a student’s programming logic and understanding of core programming structures. Answers written in pseudo-code, natural English or bullet points will not be awarded marks.