COMP1 Preliminary Materials June 2014

Preliminary Material for use with the June 2014 COMP1 Exam. AQA AS COMPUTING ONLY!

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General Certificate of Education
Advanced Subsidiary Examination
June 2014
Computing COMP1/PM
Unit 1 Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and
Practical Exercise
Preliminary Material
To be opened and issued to candidates on or after Saturday 1 March 2014, subject to the
instructions given in the Teachers' Notes (COMP1/TN).
A
Information
This Preliminary Material comprises Instructions for Candidates and a Data File.
A Skeleton Program is provided separately by your teacher and must be read in conjunction with
this Preliminary Material.
Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the Preliminary Material and Skeleton
Program before the examination.
Another copy of this Preliminary Material will be made available to you in the examination. You will
also be given access to the Skeleton Program and Data File electronically at the start of the
examination. You must not take any copy of the Preliminary Material, Skeleton Program or any
other material into the examination room.
M/AH/103993/Jun14/E4 COMP1/PM

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
The question paper is divided into four sections and a recommendation is given to candidates as to
how long to spend on each section. Below are the recommended timings for the 2014 examination.
SECTION A
You are advised to spend no more than 35 minutes on this section.
Questions will examine the specification content not specific to the Preliminary Material.
SECTION B
You are advised to spend no more than 20 minutes on this section.…read more

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Card Predict
The Skeleton Program in this Preliminary Material is a program for the one-player game "Card
Predict".
To play the game "Card Predict" a standard deck of playing cards is used. There are 52 cards in a
standard deck. Each card has a suit (spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs) and a rank (Ace, a value
between two and ten, Jack, Queen or King).
At the start of the game, the deck is shuffled so that the cards are in a random order.…read more

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Figure 1
At the start of the game, all the cards in the deck are placed
face down in a single pile.
The top card of the deck is turned over and placed next to
the deck so that the player can see the suit and the rank of
the card. In this example game, the first card is the Ace of
Clubs. The player's score is 0.…read more

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The Skeleton Program
In the Skeleton Program there is a menu containing four options.
The first two options on the menu allow the user to play the game "Card Predict". If the user selects
option 1 they will play the game "Card Predict" after the deck has been shuffled (the cards put into
a random order).…read more

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The Data File
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M/Jun14/COMP1/PM…read more

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The Data File named deck.txt will be available to you at the start of the examination.…read more

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There are no questions printed on this page
Acknowledgement of copyright-holders and publishers
Permission to reproduce all copyright material has been applied for. In some cases efforts to contact copyright-holders have been unsuccessful and AQA will
be happy to rectify any omissions of acknowledgements in future papers if notified.
Copyright © 2014 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.…read more

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