Network Connections

GCSE Computer Science: ​Network Connections

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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​Network Connections

In a previous article, we have discussed the various network protocols and layers in networking. In this article, we shall discuss the about the type of connection between devices interconnected in a network. Ethernet and CSMA/CD are some technologies based on the protocols we have learnt. A data is segmented into packets and in layer headers are included for error-checking.  These headers are also essential for routing the packet from sender to receiver. There are two methods for routing (circuit switching and packet switching) discussed briefly in this article.

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​​network ​connections to your students, explaining:

  • What they are
  • ​CSMA/CD
  • Packets
  • ​What is routing

More ​Networking Modules

​Network Connections is one lesson in our ​Networking module. The other ​​networking lessons can be found below: