Revision notes, activities, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and other resources for GCSE, A-Level, and IB Computer Science teachers and students.
Examples of Local Cryptocurrencies
Digital Money for Local Communities covers three examples of country-wide c...
A hash function takes arbitrary sized input data (e.g. a fil...
Cryptocurrencies vs regular currencies
What is Bitcoin and How Does it Work? is a high level overview of the Bitco...
Examples of Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin is by far the most well known cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin website w...
Practice paper 3 exam questions
One of the drawbacks of the yearly case study is that there are no past p...
Emergency Management System Explainer Video
This short video gives an overview of some EMIS features. It includes many ...
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
For some functionality, an EMIS may also be connected to a GIS (Geographic ...
Programming languages - from Scratch to machine code
The CS Field Guide has a very comprehensive guide to different types of pro...
Assembly language simulators
There are several assembly language simulators available for use online. Si...
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188.8.131.52 The processor and its components
184.108.40.206The fetch execute cycle
220.127.116.11 The processor instruction set
18.104.22.168 Machine code and assembly language operations
Binary shifts - arithmetic and logical
This worksheet contains practice questions for performing logical shifts and arthimetic shifts on binary numbers. You can download the worksheet and the answers.
22.214.171.124 Factors affecting processor performance
Factors Affecting CPU Performance
This video is designed specifically for the Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science syllabus. The CPU's clock speed and its relationship to the fetch-decode-execute cycle is explained. Then cache and multi-core CPUs are examined to explain how they affect the overall speed of a processor. The video is quite heavy on theory, but that is the nature of the topic.