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Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science Thursday Mar 14, 2019 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Organised by: Kira TerryKira Terry Hosted by: This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme.
NCCE South East Region
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SUMMARY

Computer programs are written in a language that humans understand, but what about the computer itself? Every piece of software, and the instructions and data it contains, is made up of 1’s and 0’s, pushed around the parts of a computer system.

This course opens the box, looking at the components of a computer, what they do and how they work together in computer systems. You’ll learn about the processor that sits at the centre, as well as memory, storage and the other key pieces of hardware.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence to equip your students with for their exams.

Outcomes

You will gain the required knowledge to help your students:

  • know the function of the main parts of a computer system, including detailed knowledge of the processor
  • develop a firm understanding of the fetch-decode-execute cycle
  • follow how high-level programming languages translate to machine code, represented in binary
  • understand how changes to processor architecture, storage and memory affect the performance of a computer

DAY 2: 27th June 2019, 09:00-16:00