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Unit 1: Systems architecture, memory and storage

Specification J276 from 2016

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 The CPU
  • Lesson 2 Function and characteristics of the CPU
  • Lesson 3 Memory
  • Lesson 4 Storage
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  • Lesson 5 Assessment

There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This is a short introductory unit of four lessons covering sections 1.1 – 1.3 of the OCR J276 specification. It is ideal for teaching at the beginning of the course or as a discrete unit later in the order of study. The unit begins by looking at the various components of the CPU used in the Von Neumann architecture. Subsequent lessons build on the fundamentals covered at KS3 in our unit of Understanding Computers unit, concentrating on RAM, ROM, cache and the need for virtual memory. The unit concludes by examining the need for secondary storage devices and their practical advantages in given applications.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Component 1 Computer systems of the OCR J276 Computing GCSE. Each unit 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...

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 The CPU
    • Lesson 2 Function and characteristics of the CPU
    • Lesson 3 Memory
    • Lesson 4 Storage
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 5 Assessment

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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