A-level Computing/WJEC (Eduqas)
This is a book about A-Level Computer Science. It aims to fit with the Eduqas GCE AS and GCE A-Level syllabus but is not endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. It should be useful as a revision guide or to find alternative explanations to the ones in your textbook. If you haven't heard of an A-Level then this book probably won't be of much interest to you but you can find out about them at Wikipedia.
If any part of this book is unclear or even wrong then please post a comment on the discussion page or simply fix it yourself! In particular, please say if the book assumes any knowledge or skills which not all A-Level Computer Science students have.
- Data structures
- Logical operations
- Algorithms and programs
- Principles of programming
- Systems analysis
- System design
- Software engineering
- Program construction
- Economic, moral, legal, ethical and cultural issues
- Hardware and communication
- Data transmission
- Data representation and data types
- Organisation and structure of data
- Databases and distributed systems
- The operating system
- The need for different types of software
- Data security and integrity processes
A programmed solution to a problem, Non-exam assessment.
Below are some resources that will help you to prepare for your favourite part of the course, the exam! Remember that this course is assessed by both WJEC (in Wales) and Eduqas (in the UK) and that the course used to be called Computing. This just means more papers, however the Computing papers will have the odd question that isn't on the new specification any more (like social networking/computers in the workplace).
How to read the book
You will meet several coloured boxes, here are their meanings:
What the specification says you must learn for each chapter
Example questions and how to solve them
to check if you were right
Topics that aren't examined but you might be interested in
There will be a lot of concepts that you need to be familiar with, definitions are highlighted like so: