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## Teacher Pack: Unit 3.1 Fundamentals of Algorithms 8525 (from 2020)

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The resources within this **Teacher Pack** cover all aspects of the specification in relation to AQA GCSE Computer Science 8525 (from 2020) component 3.1.

It includes:

· Teaching PowerPoint (includes checkpoint questions and answers) -74 Slides

· Student PowerPoint (Includes checkpoint questions, but omits the answers)

· Homework/Classwork Activities (+ mark schemes)

o Decomposition and Abstraction

o Flowcharts and High-Level Languages

o Sorting Data

o Sorting & Searching Programs

· End of unit test (+ mark scheme)

**Content Covered:**

- Understand and explain the term algorithm.
- Understand and explain the term decomposition.
- Understand and explain the term abstraction.
- Use a systematic approach to problem solving and algorithm creation representing those
- algorithms using pseudo-code, program code and flowcharts.
- Explain simple algorithms in terms of their inputs, processing and outputs.
- Determine the purpose of simple algorithms.
- Understand that more than one algorithm can be used to solve the same problem.
- Compare the efficiency of algorithms explaining how some algorithms are more efficient than others in solving the same problem.
- Understand and explain how the linear search algorithm works.
- Understand and explain how the binary search algorithm works.
- Compare and contrast linear and binary search algorithms.
- Understand and explain how the merge sort algorithm works.
- Understand and explain how the bubble sort algorithm works.
- Compare and contrast merge sort and bubble sort algorithms.