This computer systems workbook is perfect for students studying for the AQA GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification 8525.


It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool. In this resource you will receive an interactive PDF workbook so your students can either print it out and complete the activities by hand or fill it in electronically making this an ideal workbook for use in school or for students studying at home.


The answer booklet is provided as a separate PDF file so you can assign your students the workbook without including the answers.


BONUS RESOURCE: This resource also includes a PowerPoint presentation that allows pupils to easily create neat logic circuits by simply dragging the options into the desired position. Clear instructions given in the presentation on how to use it.


This 54-page workbook completely covers the new specification 8525 3.4 Computer Systems theory.


Table of Contents:

  • Hardware and software
  • Boolean logic (NOT, AND, OR and XOR)
  • Truth tables
  • Logic circuits
  • Boolean expressions
  • Software Classification (System software and application software)
  • Functions of the operating system
  • Low-level languages
  • High-level languages
  • Interpreter, compiler and assembler translators
  • Systems architecture
  • Von Neumann architecture
  • CPU
  • Fetch-Execute cycle
  • Memory (ROM, RAM, Cache and Registers)
  • Secondary memory (Solid state, optical and magnetic)
  • Cloud storage
  • Embedded systems

Computer Systems AQA GCSE Computer Science Workbook (8525)

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