Students need to understand:

  • the purpose of translators
  • the characteristics of an assembler, a compiler and an interpreter

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
Page 159. Section "Translation". See also Page 160 "High level languages", "Compiler" and "Interpreter"
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Pages 128-129, Sections "Translating programs into machine code" including "Assemblers", "Compiler" and "Interpreter". 
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition): 
Pages 120-121, Section "Translating programs into Machine Code" which continues onto Page 121.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012): 
Pages 113-114, Section "Translating programs into Machine Code" which continues onto Page 114.
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition):
Page 149. R75 "Assemblers, Compilers and Interpreters"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 174. Section "Translators" continues onto top half of Page 175 mentions translators. Also see Page 178 "Assemblers" and Page 179-181 "Compilers" and "Interpreters".  

Web Sites

  • MrDMcKnight: Watch all (3:08). Assemblers, Compiler and Interpreter
  • Computer Science Tutor: Watch from 4:40 to 7:26. Translator, Assemblers, Compiler and Interpreter
  • Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (2:03) Translator, Assemblers, Compiler and Interpreter 
  • Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (0:41) Summary

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