KS3 Computer Systems Bundle

KS3 Computer Systems Bundle


This bundle includes both my year 7 and year 8 Computer Systems units of work!

What you will learn within the year 7 unit of work:

  • To show understanding of the difference between input and output devices with suitable examples.

  • To understand the difference between internal and external devices with suitable examples.

  • To describe the different types of storage: Magnetic, Optical and Solid State.

  • To understand the role and purpose of the CPU and the relationship with RAM (Fetch-Execute Cycle).

  • To show an understanding of an embedded system including suitable examples.

What you will learn within the year 8 unit of work:

  • Explain factors affecting CPU performance.

    • Clock Speed

    • Cache Size

    • Number of Cores

  • RAM, ROM and Virtual Memory – understanding of differences between volatile and non-volatile memory.

  • Explain factors affecting secondary storage.

    • Cost

    • Capacity

    • Speed

    • Portability

  • Understand the Fetch – Execute Cycle.

Both units of work include a range of information and activities to develop student knowledge and understanding of computer systems.

A final assessment is also included.

Teacher answer powerpoints for both units of work are also included.

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