The Computing Progression Pathways suggests that at the orange level, on the theme of algorithms, a student should demonstrate that he/she:
- Designs solutions (algorithms) that use repetition and two-way selection i.e. if, then and else. (Algorithmic Thinking)
- Uses diagrams to express solutions. (Abstraction)
- Uses logical reasoning to predict outputs, showing an awareness of inputs. (Algorithmic Thinking)
The following link to cs4fn articles that illustrate Algorithms – Orange Level.
- A computer can beat the world champion at chess, even fly a plane more skilfully than a human. How do they do it?
More of our resources, including linked computing ‘story’ booklets can be found in our resources section. You may also want to look at cs4fn’s teacher resources or browse the latest cs4fn magazine.
It is suggested that:
- Primary teachers focus on the badge statements from the Pink to Purple row.
- Secondary teachers focus on the badge statements from the Purple to Black row.
- The white row overlaps with the KS4 qualification specifications.