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8525 Unit 5: Fundamentals of computer networks

Specification 8525 from 2020 - Paper 2

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Wired and wireless networks
  • Lesson 2 Network topologies and transmission
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  • Lesson 3 Network security
  • Lesson 4 Protocols and layers
  • Lesson 5 Assessment test

There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

Summary

This unit contains four engaging lessons covering Section 3.5 of the latest AQA 8525 specification and a final assessment test. The lessons begin by comparing wired and wireless networks, including PANs, LANs, WANs and network topologies. Subsequent lessons cover a wide range of common networking and Internet protocols with reference to the TCP/IP protocol stack and the concept of layers. One topic also looks at network security including encryption and MAC address filtering. Practical activities to develop and consolidate understanding of each concept are provided in imaginative worksheets and examination-style homework with every lesson.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA 8525 Computer Science GCSE. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 8.3mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Wired and wireless networks
    • Lesson 2 Network topologies and transmission
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 3 Network security
    • Lesson 4 Protocols and layers
    • Lesson 5 Assessment test

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

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