GCSE – Lesson 2 – The client-server model

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson introduces learners to the client–server model by using a similar unplugged activity to the one used in Lesson 1 for peer-to-peer networks. This allows learners to see the similarities and differences between the two models. After discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the client–server model, learners are introduced to the three types of area network: PAN, LAN, and WAN. Finally, learners complete a mini quiz that assesses learning from the last two lessons.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the role of a computer in a client–server network
  • Describe the purpose of a PAN, LAN, and a WAN

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