Algorithms – Red Level

The Computing Progression Pathways suggests that at the red level, on the theme of algorithms, a student should demonstrate that he/she:

  • Understands a recursive solution to a problem repeatedly applies the same solution to smaller instances of the problem. (Algorithmic Thinking) (Generalisation)
  • Recognises that some problems share the same characteristics and use the same algorithm to solve both.(Algorithmic Thinking)(Generalisation)
  • Understands the notion of performance for algorithms and appreciates that some algorithms have different performance characteristics for the same task. (Algorithmic Thinking) (Evaluation)

The following link to cs4fn articles that illustrate Algorithms – Red Level.

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.

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