Topic 37 Resources

Students need to understand:

Characters
  • 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:

Books

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"

Web Sites
YouTube
  • 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
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