Operating Systems

GCSE Computer Science: ​Operating Systems

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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​Operating Systems

The operating system plays a vital role in the functioning of computer systems. It manages the software and hardware that make up the computer system. It acts as an interface between the user and important applications for managing the computer.

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​operating systems to your students, explaining:

  • ​Human-computer Interface
  • ​Managing the CPU
  • ​Multitasking
  • ​What is memory ​management
  • ​Control of input-output devices
  • ​File Management Systems
  • ​What are interrupts and ​buffers
  • What are utilities

More Computer Theory Modules

​Operating Systems is one lesson in our Computer Theory module. The other theory lessons can be found below: