Lesson Instructions

Watch and follow the YouTube video, the lesson contains three parts:

  1. Key Information and content - all you need to do here is watch and listen

  2. Learning activity - this activity involves answering different questions about translators

  3. Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.

Task - Translators

Task - Translators

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Translators

Mark Scheme

Question 1 (a)

  • to convert it into binary / machine code

  • the processor can only understand machine code

Question 1 (b)

  • Compiler translates all the code in one go....

  • ...whereas an interpreter translates one line at a time.

  • Compiler creates an executable...

  • ...whereas an interpreter does not / executes one line at a time

  • Compiler reports all errors at the end...

  • ...whereas an interpreter stops when it finds an error

1 mark to be awarded for correct identification and one for a valid description up to a maximum of 4 marks.

Question 2

1 mark per bullet to max 4, 2 mark max per method

  • Compiler

  • ...translates code in one go / all at once

  • ...produces an executable file / does not need to be compiled again

  • Interpreter

  • ...translates code line by line

  • ...will be interpreted / translated every time it is run.

Mark first method only in each section.