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Preparation for your end of year exam

Below are some pointers on what to concentrate on for your exam. The mark breakdown roughly corresponds with the number of hours per topic as set out in guide, except that I have included a substantial section on Java to reflect (a) the fact that most of you have studied it in Grade 10, and (b) the fact that there is no case study question on this exam.

Standard Level (85 marks in total, of which 30 are OOP in Java)

  • Object-Oriented Programming. Don’t forget that OOP (Java) is a substantial part of your course. You need to be familiar with all of the concepts and terminology set out in Option D, together with use of object diagrams, how to code in Java, and how to appraise the whole object-oriented approach in general.
  • Strategies surrounding replacing one computer system with another, in particular the issues concerning legacy data migration.
  • You will also need to be able to model a simple algorithm using a flowchart, detect and identify types of error in code samples, and, of course, construct algorithms for array processing in pseudocode.

Higher Level (90 marks in total, of which 45 are OOP in Java)

  • Object-Oriented Programming. Don’t forget that OOP (Java) is a substantial part of your course. You need to be familiar with all of the concepts and terminology set out in Option D, together with use of object diagrams, how to code in Java, and how to appraise the whole object-oriented approach in general.
  • You will also need to be able to construct pseudocode algorithms for processing any of the data structures listed in Topic 5, together with providing definitions, descriptions, and advantages and disadvantages of each.

 

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