Character Sets

GCSE Computer Science: ​Character Sets

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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​Character Sets

A character or symbol that is present on the keyboard has a specific character code that consists of numbers. A code is generated for each character or symbol while typing on a keyboard. This code is then converted to its character or symbol for displaying and printing purposes.

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​​character ​sets to your students, explaining:

  • What ​is ASCII & Extended ASCII
  • What ​is Unicode

More ​Data Representation Modules

​Character Sets is one lesson in our ​Data Representation module. The other ​​data ​representation lessons can be found below: