ICS3U Introduction to Computer Science – Grade 11 (University)
GRADE: 11 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Computer Studies
ICS3U online 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. In ICS3U online, students will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
UNIT ONEComputer Systems
- In this unit, students will learn about different types of computer hardware and how computer software interacts with that hardware.
UNIT TWOSolving Problems Using Math Algorithms
- In this unit, students will learn about how to solve simple problems by collecting, manipulating, and outputting data using a computer programming language.
UNIT THREESolving Problems Using Control Structures
- In this unit, students will learn how to use selection structures to make programs make decisions, and repetition structures to make programs execute code multiple times.
UNIT FOURSolving Problems Using List Structures
- In this unit, students will learn how to use lists and arrays to store, organize, process, and output large amounts of data.
UNIT FIVESolving Problems Using Modular Programming
- In this unit, students will learn how to use top-down problem-solving methods and write functions in a computer programming language.
UNIT SIXTrends in Computer Science
- In this unit, students will learn about computer programming related careers, be introduced to the field of artificial intelligence, and examine the environmental impact of computer technology.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of ICS3U online. This project will challenge students to use all the concepts they have learned throughout this course and is worth 15% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of ICS3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
- Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for details on exam proctoring options.