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    For people who did the AQA AS computing (units 1 & 2) exams (resit or first itme doing it), how did you find it?
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    (Original post by trev)
    For people who did the AQA AS computing (units 1 & 2) exams (resit or first itme doing it), how did you find it?
    Is that the same as ICT or are they two different subjects cos i did ICT Unit 2 and that seemed to go ok i thought.
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    They are 2 different subjects.
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    i did cpt1 retake today, and it was really easy comparing to the past ones.
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    I find it quite easy too. Unit 2 was not that easy.
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    For the dry run thing, the value in the middle colum just decreases right - while the other remain the same?
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    I didn't get the dry run question. I don't understand it.
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    I took CPT1 as a resit.

    You mean the algo thing? I cant really remember but i think the far left column was the same, the middle went down to 0, and the far right went up?
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    hmm the far right one didnt go up in mine. Because i remember it saying result-->0. And the result doesn't change? Ahh well. I cant remember
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    Since I didn't know the dry run excercise stuff, I guess the numbers. :p:
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    That was the far left one, i think. Far left was X, which stayed at 5?.. the middle one had to go down until 0, as thhe command was UNTIL Y = 0. Far right was something about multiplying something by X.
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    yea i think it's multiplying by the result? and the result is 1? or something like that. Oh well, doesn't matter now.
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    I hate dry run excercises. Do you guys think it's hard to understand?
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    (Original post by trev)
    I hate dry run excercises. Do you guys think it's hard to understand?
    Yea - i hate algorithms etc.This year's one is alright though. If you look at some past papers, some of the algorithms are quite difficult to understand.
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    Totally depends, this one was easy. But yea, some of them are huge so I generally just guess. I dont think I've done very well on this resit, but depending on some offers I might drop it in january
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    On Unit 2, the 2nd last question asked us to write an algorithm for something. I think i totally messed that question up.
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    unit 2 papers are a completely diff format now, a year ago they were sooooo easy, these new ones r messed up, im guessin u guys retaking unit 2 got *****y marks like me last june. tht exam was a complete surprise, i thought it may ahve been a one off ****-up, doesnt look like it tho, the change must be permanent.

    i just hope i did well, cos i ralyl dont have a clue how well i did, the questions were sooooo wierd!
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    I really hate unit 2 and screwed it up properly. Maybe I have to re-sit that module.
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    the dry runs are easy...
    Just use a data data to check the variable's values at each stage!

    And the writing the psedocode algorithms for Serial/Sequential/Direct record entry are easy, you just have to learn the basic ones!

    I might copy an example i was given, later this week!
    So one e-mail me later this week to remind me to do it!!
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    (Original post by daviddukeuk)
    the dry runs are easy...
    Just use a data data to check the variable's values at each stage!

    And the writing the psedocode algorithms for Serial/Sequential/Direct record entry are easy, you just have to learn the basic ones!

    I might copy an example i was given, later this week!
    So one e-mail me later this week to remind me to do it!!
    Thanks.

    I rely have trouble with dry run excercises and the algorithm stuff in AS.
 
 
 

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