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0478 Unit 6: Software

Paper 1: Computer systems

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1: Types of software
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  • Lesson 2: Operating systems
  • Lesson 3: Interrupts
  • Lesson 4: Languages and translators
  • Lesson 5: IDEs
  • Assessment

There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary - New 2023-2025 Exam Specification

This unit covers types of software and interrupts. System software, application software and operating systems are considered in the first two lessons. The functions of operating systems are carefully studied, including file and memory management, multitasking and system security. Lesson 3 considers the role and operation of interrupts. Lesson 4 considers both high-level and low-level languages along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Compilers and interpreters are also covered in this lesson. The final lesson looks at IDEs along with the common functions that they provide such as error diagnostics, prettyprint and auto-completion. The final assessment gives an opportunity for students to attempt exam style questions related to the topic.

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These units have been written to satisfy the specification for the theoretical Section 1 of the Cambridge IGCSE® 0478, 0984 and O Level 2210 Computer Science courses. Each unit contains:

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  • 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 4.8mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1: Types of software
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2: Operating systems
    • Lesson 3: Interrupts
    • Lesson 4: Languages and translators
    • Lesson 5: IDEs
    • Assessment

    There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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