Topic 37 Resources
Students need to understand:
the use of binary codes to represent characters
the term ‘character-set’
the relationship between the number of bits per character in a character set and
the number of characters which can be represented (for example ASCII, extended ASCII and Unicode).
Choose from the following to help you learn:
CAMBRIDGE Computer Science:
Pages 140-143. Section "Binary Representations"
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 142 & 143. Sections "8.3 ASCII and Unicode" and "Character sets".
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition):
Pages 54 & 55. Section "Characters"
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012):
Pages 14 & 15. Section "Characters"
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition):
Page 137, R69 "Character Sets - ASCII", Page 139, R70 "Character Sets - Unicode"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Pages 156 & 157. Section "Characters"
- BBC Bitesize: Hexadecimal and character sets (Pages 4 & 5)
- Cambridge MOOC: Section 35: Character sets
- Wikipedia: ASCII, Unicode, Extended ASCII, Motive (Reason why) (4 articles)
- Simple Wiki: ASCII, Extended ASCII, Unicode (3 articles)
- Teach-ICT: Sections 1-8: Character sets
- MrDMcKnight: Watch all (8:24). Character sets
- Computer Science Tutor: Watch all (5:14). Character sets
- Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (3:00) Character sets, Part A
- Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (3:03) Character sets, Part B
- Cambridge GCSE Computing: Watch all (1:07) Character sets, Part C