Describe the difference between hardware and software
Assess the importance of operating systems and virtual memory
Describe and compare storage, input, and output devices
Discuss factors affecting the performance of a system
Identify the functions of the hardware in a computer system
Explore different types of software such as application, system, and utility
Investigate how devices interact with the operating system and other software
Understanding how a computer works after you press the power button is key to working with technology effectively. On this course, you will explore what happens inside the machine and learn how computers turn inputs into outputs.
You will learn what the computer operating system does and why you need it. You will also compare software and hardware, understand the importance of the central processing unit (CPU), and address factors that affect computer performance.
This course is for GCSE computing teachers as well as teachers from other countries at an equivalent level.