The Computing Progression Pathways suggests that at the white level, on the theme of Hardware & Processing, a student should demonstrate that he/she:
- Has practical experience of a small (hypothetical) low level programming language. (Abstraction) (Algorithmic Thinking) (Decomposition) (Generalisation)
- Understands and can explain Moore’s Law. (Generalisation)
- Understands and can explain multitasking by computers. (Abstraction) (Algorithmic Thinking) (Decomposition)
The following link to cs4fn articles that illustrate Hardware & Processing – White Level
- Humans are great at multitasking so as a cook becomes more confident they start to overlap some of the tasks, checking what to do next while stirring the pot perhaps, or leaving a sauce to simmer while chopping the herbs. Computers do similar things.