KS3 Computer Science: Computer architecture
This module contains:
Compatible with the following examination boards
A Computer 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.
This Computer architecture module introduces computers to your students, explaining:
- Various components of a computer, such as memory and processor
- How these components are connected
- How data is accessed from memory. How are contents copied to memory?
- How are programs executed?
- The difference between von Neumann and Harvard architectures
More Computer Theory Modules
Computer architecture is one lesson in our Computer Theory module. The other theory lessons can be found below: