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AQA GCSE (8525) SLR 12 – Classification of programming languages

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3.4.4 Classification of programming languages and translators

  • Know that there are different levels of programming language:
    low-level language
    high-level language
  • Explain the main differences between low-level and high-level languages.
  • Know that machine code and assembly language are considered to be low-level languages and explain the differences between them.
  • Understand that all programming code written in high-level or assembly languages must be translated.
  • Understand that machine code is expressed in binary and is specific to a processor or family of processors.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of low-level language programming compared with high-level language programming.
  • Understand that there are three common types of program translator:
  • Explain the main differences between these three types of translator.
  • Understand when it would be appropriate to use each type of translator.

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