Von Neumann Architecture

GCSE Computer Science: ​Von Neumann Architecture

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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​Von Neumann Architecture

Very early computers could not store programs and, hence, in 1945, John von Neumann developed an idea of a computer that could store programs, which is also known as von Neumann architecture. He suggested that data and programs could be stored in memory and that the data would be transferred between the memory and the processor during processing. In this article, von Neumann architecture and its components are explained.

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​Von Neumann ​architecture to your students, explaining:

  • What ​it is
  • ​What is memory ​unit
  • ​What is processor
  • Input-Output Devices
  • ​The fetch-decode-execute cycle

More ​Computer Architecture Modules

​Von Neumann Architecture is one lesson in our ​Computer Architecture  module. The other ​architecture lessons can be found below: