Information & Communication Technology

GCSE Revision


(You are only required to have a brief outline awareness of the following material at GCSE level. Much of the detailed content provided here is to help you piece together computer terms you may have picked up but have little understanding of.)

Computer Hardware

'Hardware' is the term used to describe any kind of computer equipment (think of it as being something that can be physically touched).

For example - on a CD, the music or the computer files are the software, the disk itself is the hardware.

Hardware can be divided into five main types:

Input Devices

Output Devices

Storage Devices & Media

Communication Devices

Domestic Devices


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