How A Computer Works

1 Overview of this Unit.

This unit is designed for you to work towards the following strands of your progress ladder:

Data & Data Representation

  • Knows that digital computers use binary to represent all data.
  • Performs conversion between decimal integers to binary and vice versa.
  • Performs simple binary addition.

Hardware & Processing

  • Recognises and understands the function of the main internal parts of basic computer architecture.
  • Understands the concepts behind the fetch-execute cycle.
  • Understands how logic gates work and their applications in computers.
  • Understands computers have different storage mediums.

Programming & Development

  • Develop skills to implement logic gates and simple adders using Python programming language.