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1CP2 Unit 3: Computers

Paper 1: Principles of Computer Science

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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Components of a computer system
  • Lesson 2 The CPU and the Fetch-Execute cycle
  • Lesson 3 Secondary storage
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  • Lesson 4 Operating system
  • Lesson 5 Utility software
  • Lesson 6 Identifying vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 7 Programming languages
  • Lesson 8 Assessment

There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit covers all of Topic 3: Computers of the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification 1CP2. The first three lessons cover the components of a computer system and their function, including the role of the CPU components. A lesson on the operating system follows with coverage of utility and simulation software. The final lesson describes high-level and low-level programming languages, the use of an assembler and the functions of a compiler and interpreter, giving the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Toolkit

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 of the 1CP2 Edexcel Computer Science GCSE.

Each units contains:

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

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 7.1mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Components of a computer system
    • Lesson 2 The CPU and the Fetch-Execute cycle
    • Lesson 3 Secondary storage
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 4 Operating system
    • Lesson 5 Utility software
    • Lesson 6 Identifying vulnerabilities
    • Lesson 7 Programming languages
    • Lesson 8 Assessment

    There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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