A two page worksheet which focuses on the CPU, Fetch-Decode-Execute Cycle, and Memory (RAM and ROM). Activities include labelling the different stages of the FDE cycle and comparing the similarities/differences between a games console and desktop computer. An ideal worksheet for those studying GCSE or A Level Computer Science.
1) To understand the purpose of the central processing unit and be able to explain how it functions.
2) To identify factors that would affect the performance of the CPU.
3) To be able to describe the differences between different types of main memory and their purpose within a computer system.
4) To understand the purpose of virtual memory within a computer.