A Level OCR Computer Science H446 – 11 Programming Techniques

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Programming Techniques is a meticulously crafted course designed to elevate your understanding of A-Level Computer Science. It is intended to cover the specification points outlined in the A Level Computer Science course H446 by OCR.

Course Overview

Delve into the core of programming with essential constructs that form the backbone of any software application. Our curriculum is structured around pivotal topics, ensuring a robust foundation and advanced understanding:

1. Programming Constructs: Master the fundamental building blocks of coding with an in-depth exploration of sequences, iterations, and branching. Learn how to craft logical and efficient code structures that serve as the skeleton of any program.
– Explore the A-Level Specification from OCR further.

2. Recursion vs Iteration: Unravel the mysteries of recursion, a powerful technique that allows functions to call themselves, offering elegant solutions to complex problems. Compare and contrast with iterative approaches to understand when and how to use each method effectively.

3. Variable Scope: Gain a solid grasp of global and local variables, understanding their scope, lifetime, and implications on program behaviour. Learn best practices for variable management to write clean, error-free code.

4. Modularity and Functions: Dive into modularity, learning to break down complex problems into manageable, reusable components with functions and procedures. Master parameter passing by value and reference, a critical aspect for manipulating

5. Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Utilisation: Enhance your coding efficiency and debugging skills with hands-on IDE training. Discover how this indispensable tool can streamline your development process, from writing and testing code to identifying and fixing bugs.

6. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP): Step into the world of OOP, a paradigm that uses objects and classes to model real-world scenarios. Learn about encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism to design modular, scalable, and maintainable software.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Sequence
  • Iteration
  • Recursion
  • Iterative approaches
  • Implement recursive solutions in appropriate scenarios
  • Global and local variables
  • Functions and procedures
  • Parameter passing by value and by reference
  • Utilise an Integrated Development Environment
  • Object Oriented Programming Techniques

Course Content

Elementary Programming





Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Techniques

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