Students should have sufficient experience of
successfully structuring programs into modular
parts with clear documented interfaces to enable
them to design appropriate modular structures
Be aware that the models and algorithms need to be implemented in the form of data structures and code (instructions) that a computer can understand.
|Students should have sufficient practice of writing, debugging and testing programs to enable them to develop the skills to articulate how programs work and argue using logical reasoning for the correctness of programs in solving specified problems|
Be aware that the implementation must be tested for the presence of errors, using selected test data covering normal (typical), boundary (extreme) and erroneous data.
|Students should have practical experience of designing and applying test data, normal, boundary and erroneous to the testing of programs so that they are familiar with these test data types and the purpose of testing.|
Be aware that code created during implementation will often require refining as a result of testing.
Be aware of the importance of assessing how well the solution meets the requirements of the problem and how the solution could be improved if the problem were to be revisited.
|Students should have practical experience
of refining programs in response to testing
Students should have practical experience of assessing how well their solutions meet the original requirements of the problem. Students should have practical experience of explaining how a solution could be improved if the problem were to be revisited.
While it is possible that the examiner may include questions on this section in the terminal examination, this are is primarily assessed throuigh the coursework (The NEA activity).