GCSE Computer Science Programming Languages

Candidates should be able to:

  • explain the difference between high level code and machine code
  • explain the need for translators to convert high level code to machine code
  • describe the characteristics of an assembler, a compiler and an interpreter
  • describe common tools and facilities available in an integrated development environment (IDE): editors, error diagnostics, run-time environment, translators, auto-documentation.

What is machine code?
Machine code is the lowest level of programming language because the instructions are executed directly by a computer's central processing unit (CPU). It is important . . .

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