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| Global School. Educational Innovation

| BSID 882692

Computer Science (ICS3U)

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Ottawa - Ontario - Canada

+500 students approved this course

About the course

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields. Curriculum Policy Document: Computer Studies, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 10 to 12, 2008

Overrall expectations

By the end of the course you will:

Programming Concepts And Skills

By the end of this course, students will:

  •  demonstrate the ability to use different data types, including one-dimensional arrays, in computer programs;
  • demonstrate the ability to use control structures and simple algorithms in computer programs;
  • demonstrate the ability to use subprograms within computer programs;
  • use proper code maintenance techniques and conventions when creating computer programs.


Software Development

By the end of this course, students will:

  • use a variety of problem-solving strategies to solve different types of problems independently and as part of a team;
  • design software solutions to meet a variety of challenges;
  • design algorithms according to specifications;
  • apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project.
Computer Environments And Systems

Overall Expectations:

By the end of this course, students will:

  •  relate the specifications of computer components to user requirements;
  •  use appropriate file maintenance practices to organize and safeguard data;
  •  demonstrate an understanding of the software development process.
Topics In Computer Science

By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe policies on computer use that promote environmental stewardship and sustainability;
  • demonstrate an understanding of emerging areas of computer science
  • describe postsecondary education and career prospects related to computer studies.

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