Thursday, 28 January 2016

IBDP Computer Science IA

Important information about the
IBDP Computer Science Internal Assessment

Screencasting & File Requirements

Mac:
Windows:
Ensure that your screencast is about 5 minutes long, and in MP4, MOV, M4V format;
Maximum size 500 MB

Formatting of work for IBDP Computer Science IA

  • Arial font size 12 (where the language / script supports it)
  • Double-line spacing
  • Numbered pages
  • Portrait orientation (rather than landscape) – except where it is necessary to accommodate a specific item such as a graph or illustration
  • DOC, DOCX, PDF or RTF

Sunday, 24 January 2016

OOP Principles and UML

These are my favourite explanations (so far) regarding the principles of OOP: Abstraction, Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism. They are most important to understand and remember, so study and practice them well. The links have page names (at the end of the link) that are self-explanatory.

UML provides so many tools, that it can be overwhelming. So it is always useful to narrow it down and focus on what is useful for a specific task. The following resources are on UML class diagrams. You are also recommended to look into use-case diagrams, which are great for conceptual designs.

FDE Cycle

Fetch-Decode-Execute Cycle Links with information about the FDE cycle, from simple & concise to deeper and more detailed: GCSE Bytes...