Variables and Data Types

GCSE Computer Science: ​Variables and Data Types

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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​Variables and Data Types

The representation of real-time components of a problem into variables allows us to represent the problem in such a way that it can be solved by a computer program.  

Variables are labels that are used to represent values stored in computer memory. Declaration of variables in a program is essential as the correct amount of space in memory is allocated by the compiler. The value of the variable can be changed during execution.

Constants are labels that are used to represent values stored in computer memory that remain unchanged during the execution of a program. ​

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​​variables and ​data ​types to your students, explaining:

  • What they are
  • ​Different data types
  • ​How to estimate size of a data file
  • ​Input and Output

More ​Programming Modules

​Variables and Data Types is one lesson in our ​Programming module. The other ​​programming lessons can be found below: