Memory – RAM, ROM, Cache, Flash & Virtual

GCSE Computer Science Resources
14-16 Years Old

48 modules covering every Computer Science topic needed for GCSE level, and each 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 and confidence-based repetition
  • A quiz with accompanying answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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KS3 Computing Resources
11-14 Years Old

We’ve created 45 modules covering every Computer Science topic needed for KS3 level, and each 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 and confidence-based repetition
  • A quiz with accompanying answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
View the KS3 Resources →

Candidates should be able to:

  • describe the difference between RAM and ROM
  • explain the need for ROM in a computer system
  • describe the purpose of RAM in a computer system
  • explain how the amount of RAM in a personal computer affects the performance of the computer
  • explain the need for virtual memory
  • describe cache memory
  • describe flash memory
  • discuss how changes in memory technologies are leading to innovative computer designs.

What are the differences between ROM and RAM?

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