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How big is UML with GCSE Computing syllabuses?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by theworm123, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. theworm123

    theworm123 Lead commenter

    The thread title sums up my questions completely. UML 2.0 can be a pain at the best of times and I've got some down time coming up. Do the syllabuses cover much UML if any at all? Sequence, Machine State, Use Case diagrams or Jackson Structure diagrams etc.

    If the demand is there I may produce some useful free tutorial handouts for them, my Matrix addition and subtraction handouts still receive frequent downloads even now.
  2. dalersmith

    dalersmith Occasional commenter

    Not needed, I asked the exam board a few years ago if I could use UML within course work for use cases etc. I was told yes, but that if I didn't stick to the prescribed narrative(the way they ask for it) then it would fail
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  3. theworm123

    theworm123 Lead commenter

    Thanks, strange that they said that.

    For all the useless rubbish they have on their syllabuses like image compression, they lack one of the most used elements of software engineering.

    Any company which employs programmers will want them to be able to produce something as basic as a class diagram or ERD.
  4. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    UML, class diagrams and erd are all used extensively at A level and IB-CS level. Not in GCSE.
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