Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science CH201 / C03

Start date
17 Sep 19
Duration
2 Days
Location
Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8GX View on Google Map
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Summary

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme.

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

Sessions

Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science - day 117 September 2019 09:30-16:30
Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science - gap task02 October 2019 00:00-00:00
Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science - day 203 October 2019 09:30-16:30

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

 

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