Mathematics and CS Intro to Computer Studies

Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
Upper Grand District School Board
Course Outline
Department: Mathematics and CS
Course Title: Intro to Computer Studies
Course Type: Open
Grade: 10
Course Code: ICS 2O
Credit Value: 1.0
Department Head: G. McMillan
Teachers: B. Wilson
Teacher email: (not mandatory)
Date of Development: September 3, 2015
Curriculum Document: (copy subject-specific
document from secondary curriculum
Course Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Description:
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.
Term Work (70% of the final mark)
Unit Title
Big Ideas
Unit Culminating Tasks
Hardware, Software and Society
Variables, Input/Output
In-class Assignment
Problem Solving
In-class Assignment
In-class Assignment
Selection Strings
Quiz/In-class Assignment
Culminating Tasks/Exams (30% or the final mark)
Course Culminating Task/Exams
Final Project
Final Exam
Based on the range of students’ learning needs, a selection from the strategies listed below may be
utilized. Refer to list of teaching and assessment strategies.
Teaching Strategies:
-explicit teaching
-classroom discussions
-problem-solving strategies
-co-operative learning
-independent practice
Assessment and evaluation strategies:
-peer feedback
-exit cards
-daily homework
-observation, conference, interview
-final exam
Textbooks/Learning Resource Materials (align with Policy 603)
Fees for Learning Materials/Activities
Learning Materials/Activities
Please refer to the GCVI Student Handbook for our school policies on:
● academic integrity
● late and missed assignments