GCSE Computer Science/Flowcharts


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understand and use standard flowchart symbols to represent the above statements, commands and structures - 2016 CIE Syllabus p15

Flowcharts are an alternative to pseudocode. They are used to describe an algorithm in the form of a diagram. Different symbols are used to represent the different structures described above.

Symbol Name Use
  Terminator Used to indicate the START or END of a flowchart.
  Process Used to indicate any calculations or variable assignments.
  Decision Used for conditional checks in selection and iteration.
  Input & Output Used to input or output.

Below is an example flowchart algorithm: