Sorting algorithms

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3.1

Fundamentals of algorithms

3.1.1

Representing algorithms

3.1.2

Efficiency of algorithms

3.1.3

Searching algorithms

3.1.4

Sorting algorithms

Syllabus content

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Understand and explain how the merge sort algorithm works.
  Students should know the mechanics of the algorithm.
 
   
Understand and explain how the bubble sort algorithm works.
  Students should know the mechanics of the algorithm.
 
   
Compare and contrast merge sort and bubble sort algorithms.
  Students should know the advantages and disadvantages of both algorithms.

 

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3.1 Fundamentals of algorithms

3.2 Programming

3.3 Fundamentals of data representation

3.4 Computer systems

3.5 Fundamentals of computer networks

3.6 Fundamentals of cyber security

3.7 Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy

3.8 Aspects of software development

Glossary and other links

Glossary of computing terms.

AQA 8520: The 2016 syllabus