Computer Studies Paper 2, May/June 2015

Question 3

  1. Define the term system development cycle.
  2. List four stages involved in system development cycle..
  3. State four qualities of a good program.


The expected answers were:
(a)        The system development life cycle can be defined as a project management technique that divides complex projects into smaller, more manageable segments or phases.

(b)        -Preliminary Survey
-Investigative Study
-System Analysis
-System Development
-System Evaluation

(c)        Characteristics of a good program:

  • Accuracy
  • Readability
  • Maintainability
  • Efficiency
  • Generality
  • Clear to be understood by others.

The questions here tested Candidates’ knowledge of “System Development Cycle”. However, there was an average performance by the candidates.