Computer Architecture KS3 Resources

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All Computer Science topics are covered, and each module comes complete with:

  • Classroom Presentations
  • Revision Notes
  • Activities & Quizzes
  • Mind Maps, Flashcards & Glossaries

Frequently Asked Questions About KS3 Computer Architecture

What is computer architecture?

Computer architecture is the design and organization of a computer system, including the hardware and software components that make up the system. It includes the CPU, memory, storage, and other components, as well as the way they interact with each other.

What is the central processing unit (CPU)?

The central processing unit (CPU) is the "brain" of a computer. It is responsible for executing instructions and controlling the other components of the computer. The CPU is made up of the control unit and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU).

What is memory?

Memory refers to the storage area in a computer that holds data temporarily while it is being processed. There are two types of memory: random access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM). RAM is used for temporary storage of data, while ROM is used for permanent storage of instructions and data.

What is storage?

Storage refers to the devices that hold data and instructions permanently, such as hard drives and solid-state drives. Storage devices are used to store and retrieve data, such as documents, music, and videos.

What is input and output?

Input and output (I/O) refers to the communication between a computer and its external environment. Input devices, such as a keyboard and mouse, are used to input data into the computer, while output devices, such as a monitor and speakers, are used to display the results or output of the computer's processing.