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Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10 (ICS2O)

This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. 

Prerequisite: None

Topics Include:

  • Computer Hardware

  • Networking

  • Variables

  • Conditionals

  • Looping

  • Careers / Ethics / Environmental Issues


Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11 (ICS3U)

This course 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. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields. 

Prerequisite: None

Topics Include:

  • Computer Hardware

  • Variables

  • Conditionals

  • Loops

  • Methods / Functions

  • Arrays / Lists / Data Structures / File IO

  • Algorithms 

  • Careers / Ethics / Environmental Issues


Computer Science, Grade 12 (ICS4U)

This course 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. 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. 

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

Topics Include:

  • Software Development

  • Group Project/Project Management

  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Stacks & Queues 

  • Recursion

  • Algorithms

  • Data Structures