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COMPUTING
HIGHER 2
(Syllabus 9754)

[For School Candidates Only]


CONTENTS
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PREAMBLE 1
AIMS OF SYLLABUS 1
STRUCTURE OF SYLLABUS 2
OBJECTIVES OF ASSESSMENT 2
SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT 3
WEIGHTING OF ASSESSMENT 3
PRACTICAL COURSEWORK 3
SUGGESTED SCHEDULE 4
SYLLABUS CONTENT AND LEARNING OUTCOMES 5

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9754 H2 COMPUTING (2011)



PREAMBLE
This syllabus defines in five modules all the topics to be taught at H2 level. It is intended for the
candidate who desires to learn problem-solving techniques and the design of computer solutions in a
rigorous way, and is self-motivated and capable of working with…

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STRUCTURE OF SYLLABUS
The syllabus consists of the following modules:

Module 1 ­ Development of Computer Solutions
This module covers the principles, strategies, techniques and tools relating to the
formulation of a programming problem and the planning of its solution. The study of
these topics is…

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SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT
Candidates will offer three papers as follows:

1 Paper 1 (Written, 3 hours)
The Paper comprises 6­8 compulsory questions to cover the entire syllabus and assess
objectives 1.1 to 1.5. Questions are structured and involve problem solving. These are
based on basic concepts…

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Candidates will be required to apply concepts and skills covered in Syllabus Modules 1­4. The
assessment is conducted in the computer laboratories, under the supervision of subject teachers.
Candidates will be allowed to refer to the on-line help feature of the programming language software
as well…

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SYLLABUS CONTENT
Module 1 ­ Development of Computer Solutions

This module covers the principles, strategies, techniques and tools relating to the formulation of a
programming problem and the planning of its solution. The module is sub-divided into 4 topics and
the study of these topics is…

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1.3.3 demonstrate skills in enhancing the clarity of the programming solution through the efficient
use of modules, comments, indentation, and meaningful variable, parameter and procedure
names

1.3.4 explain the importance of reliability, clarity and efficiency in program development

1.4 Execution and Evaluation of Programming Solution
Students…

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2.1.10 effectively use subroutines, procedures, functions and library routines in programming

2.1.11 show an understanding of local and global variables, and the need for passing parameters
(pass-by-value and pass-by-reference)

2.1.12 use composite data types: array and record; and input/output files in programming

2.1.13 use pointers and…

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3.1.4 translate an algorithm expressed in pseudocode notation into programs in an appropriate
programming language

3.2 Fundamental Algorithms
Students should be able to

3.2.1 understand and implement algorithms for solving simple problems that involve summing,
counting, finding the minimum and maximum of an array, and random…

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Module 4 ­ Data Management

This module covers the principles and standard methods of organising and representing data for
storage and processing by computers to suit the needs of applications. The emphasis of this module
will be on the concepts, skills and processes necessary when using…

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