The Computing Progression Pathways suggests that at the purple level, on the theme of algorithms, a student should demonstrate that he/she:
- Understands that iteration is the repetition of a process such as a loop. (Algorithmic Thinking)
- Recognises that different algorithms exist for the same problem. (Algorithmic Thinking)(Generalisation)
- Represents solutions using a structured notation. (Algorithmic Thinking) (Abstraction)
- Can identify similarities and differences in situations and can use these to solve problems (pattern recognition). (Algorithmic Thinking)(Generalisation)
The following link to cs4fn articles that illustrate Algorithms – Purple Level.
- Spend as little time as possible travelling and leaving more for watching whales
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.