GCSE – Lesson 3 – Network hardware

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson gently steps learners through the key hardware components required for communication across a network. They are first given definitions, using pause points to check recall. They are then given an activity where they spot the missing device from a network, before designing their own networks based on given scenarios. Finally, learners are given a quick ‘Who am I?’ quiz where they must decide which hardware component is being described.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the tasks performed by the network hardware: wireless access point, router, switch, hub, NIC, and bridge
  • Define a MAC address

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