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ICS4U Computer Science – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE : Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

GRADE : 12 (University)


ICS4U online at Profectus enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. In ICS4U online, student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.

UNIT 1 :

Programming Concepts and Skills (22hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • ?Demonstrate the ability to use different data types and expressions when creating computer programs.
  • Describe and use modular programming concepts and principles in the creation of computer programs.
  • Design and write algorithms and subprograms to solve a variety of problems.
  • Use proper code maintenance techniques when creating computer programs.

UNIT 2 :

Software Development (22hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage the software development process effectively, through all of its stages – planning, development, production, and closing.
  • Apply standard project management techniques in the context of a student-managed team project.

UNIT 3 :

Designing Modular Programs (22hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply modular design concepts in computer programs.
  • Analyse algorithms for their effectiveness in solving a problem.

UNIT 4 :

Topics in Computer Science (22hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Assess strategies and initiatives that promote environmental stewardship with respect to the use of computers and related technologies.
  • Analyse ethical issues and propose strategies to encourage ethical practices related to the use of computers.
  • Analyse the impact of emerging computer technologies on society and the economy.
  • Research and report on different areas of research in computer science, and careers related to computer science.


Course Culmination (22hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the Computer Science Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 15% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for Computer Science will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.