The Computing Progression Pathways suggests that at the red level, on the theme of Hardware & Processing, a student should demonstrate that he/she:
- Understands the von Neumann architecture in relation to the fetch execute cycle, including how data is stored in memory. (Abstraction) (Generalisation)
- Understands the basic function and operation of location addressable memory. (Abstraction)
The following link to cs4fn articles that illustrate Hardware & Processing – Red Level
- Most computers get round problem of lack of memory using ‘virtual memory’ hardware. What is virtual memory? It’s just a clever way to give the appearance of having more memory than you really do.