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BCS Glossary of Computing

By (author) Arnold Burdett, Dan Bowen, Diana Butler, Aline Cumming, Frank Hurvid, Adrian Jackson, John Jaworski, Percy Mett, Thomas Ng, Penny Patterson, Marianne Scheer, Hazel Shaw, Alfred Vella, John Woollard, David Fuller Editorial coordination by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

Publication date: 01 Sep 2016

The BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive work of its kind. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections making it more than just a list of definitions. Written in an easily accessible style, it is specifically designed to support those taking computer courses or courses where computers are used, including GCSE, A-Level and 14-19 Functional Skills qualifications in schools and further education colleges.
Compiled by members of the BCS Academy Glossary Working Party, many of whom are teachers. In creating the glossary, they have drawn heavily upon their many years of experience in the education sector, as well as their detailed knowledge of computing.

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780173269

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780173283

510 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


How to use this Glossary

Part A: Overview

Part B: Concepts

Part C: Programming

Part D: Data

Part E: Hardware

Part F: Effective use of computer applications

Part G: Reference


The text is authoritative yet clear, concise and easily understood. The Glossary is easy to use either by browsing the themed sections or using the comprehensive index. This resource is used by examination boards as a basis for their definitions and remains the essential reference and support for those teaching or taking computer and ICT courses in schools, FE and universities from GCSE level onwards and cannot be recommended highly enough.

Ian Carey FCIEA

The content is up to date, engaging and informative; an important addition to my academic book collection.

Julie-Anne Maisey