Data Types

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3.1

Programming

3.2.1

Data types

3.2.2

Programming concepts

3.2.3

Arithmetic operations

3.2.4

Relational operations

3.2.5

Boolean operations

3.2.6

Data structures

3.2.7

Input/output and file handling

3.2.8

String handling operations

3.2.9

Random number generation

3.2.10

Subroutines

3.2.11

Structured programming

3.2.12

Robust and secure programming

3.3.13

Classification of programming languages

 

Syllabus content

Content   Additional Information
Understand the concept of a data type.    
     

Understand and use the following appropriately:

  • • integer
  • • real
  • • Boolean
  • • character
  • • string.
  Depending on the actual programming language(s) being used by the students, these variable types may have other names. For example real numbers may be described as float. In exams we will use the general names given in this specification..

 

Data Types

Data Types

Data Types.

 

 

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

AQA pseudocode guide