Syntax & Logic Errors

Lesson Instructions

Watch and follow the YouTube video, the lesson contains three parts:

  1. Key Information and content - all you need to do here is watch and listen. We recommend you take some notes for this one!

  2. Learning activity - You are to complete the activity which involves identifying syntax and logic errors in programs and correcting them.

  3. Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.

Task - Syntax & Logic Errors Activity

Syntax & Logic Errors Activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1

1 mark per bullet to max 6. Max 3 marks per error

  • Line Number: 03

  • Error type: logic error

  • Correct pseudocode: if mealcost <= balance

  • Line number: 08

  • Error type: syntax error

  • Correct pseudocode: print("Balance too low")

Do not award error type of correct pseudocode if wrong line number is identified.

For error on line 3, allow any sensible correct which means that a student with the exact balance can pay for a meal.