# Unit Award Scheme

## 116059 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING: UNDERSTANDING BINARY

## In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have | ## Evidence needed | |
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## demonstrated the ability to | ||

1 | identify three types of data a computer stores | Student completed work |

2 | identify the denary placeholder numbers for a 4-bit binary system (8, 4, 2, 1) and for an 8-bit binary system (128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1) | Student completed work |

3 | convert between binary and denary up to denary number 15 | Student completed work |

## shown knowledge of | ||

4 | how the binary number system can be used to represent whole numbers | Summary sheet |

5 | the placeholder numbering systems for binary conversion, eg number to the left is a multiplication by two of the previous number, the system works from right to left | Student completed work |

## acquired an understanding of | ||

6 | the purpose of data and instructions in computer systems being represented in binary form | Summary sheet |

7 | how a computer recognises data as a series of 1s and 0s | Summary sheet |

8 | what a bit is when working with binary in a computational thinking context | Summary sheet |

9 | how the denary number system and binary number system work. | Summary sheet |

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 9 August 2021Level - Level One