Before the lesson
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- To decompose a laptop
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Pupils should be taught to:
- Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Pupils needing extra support: Should focus on the definitions of the CPU and hard drive as these are most straightforward.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should concentrate on the interactions between the parts through questioning and discussion.