Functions and Characteristics of CPU A-Level Resources

​A Level Computer Science: ​​Functions and characteristics of CPU

This module contains:

  • An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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​​Functions and characteristics of CPU

​A computer consists of various hardware components that act as input, processing unit and output. The essential hardware components of a computer are CPU and memory, which work together to run programs.

This ​A Level Computer Science module introduces ​​​functions and characteristics of CPU to your students, explaining:

  • ​​Components of CPU
  • What factors affect the performance of the CPU?
  • Pipelining
  • Word size & data bus
  • Embedded computers
  • Advantages of embedded computers over general-purpose systems

More ​The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices Modules

​Functions and characteristics of CPU is one lesson in our ​The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices module. The other theory lessons can be found below: