This lesson on “Computer Memory” is suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils and covers ROM, RAM and virtual memory. It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video and lots of individual and group tasks and questions. It also includes 3 differentiated exam style questions along with a comprehensive 2-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.


This lesson teaches pupils about:

  • The difference between ROM and RAM
  • The need for virtual memory and identifies a disadvantage of using virtual memory
  • The types of RAM technology available (DRAM and SRAM)


Duration: 1 lesson


Please note: This lesson does not teach pupils about cache memory or flash memory as these are covered in separate lessons.

ROM, RAM and Virtual Memory

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