ICS4U, Grade 12, Computer Science, University Preparation

Course Title/ Grade/ Course Type: Computer Science, Grade 12, University Preparation 

Ministry Course Code: ICS4U

Curriculum Document: Computer Studies, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 10 to 12, (Revised 2008)

Prerequisite: ICS3U, Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science, University Preparation
*If you are a current UMC High School student, please contact your advisor.

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Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.

 

Outline of Course Content

Unit 1:  Programming Concepts and Skills

By the end of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use different data types and expressions when creating computer programs, describe and use modular programming concepts and principles in the creation of computer programs, design and write algorithms and subprograms to solve a variety of problems, use proper code maintenance techniques when creating computer programs.

 

Unit 2:  Software Development

By the end of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage the software development process effectively, through all of its stages – planning, development, production, and closing, and apply standard project management techniques in the context of a team project.

 

Unit 3:  Designing Modular Programs

By the end of this unit, Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply modular design concepts in computer programs, analyse algorithms for their effectiveness in solving a problem.

 

Unit 4: Topics in Computer Science

By the end of this unit, Students will be able to assess strategies and initiatives that promote environmental stewardship with respect to the use of computers and related technologies, analyse ethical issues and propose strategies to encourage ethical practices related to the use of computers, analyse the impact of emerging computer technologies on society and the economy, research and report on different areas of research in computer science, and careers related to computer science.        

 

Final Mark will be determined following percentages:

70% Determined by the evaluations conducted throughout the duration of the course:

Products – Assignments, Essays, Journals, Portfolio

Observations – Presentations

Conversations – Conferences with the Teacher

30% Final presentation, final culminating activity and/or final exam