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General Certificate of Education


Advanced Subsidiary Examination
January 2013

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Information and Communication


Technology
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Unit 1 Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World

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Thursday 17 January 2013

9.00 am to 10.30 am

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For this paper you must have:

your Sample Work and attach it with a completed


and signed Candidate Record Form to this question
paper/answer booklet at the end of the examination.
Insert for use with Questions 1, 3 and 6 (enclosed).
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Time allowed
1 hour 30 minutes
Instructions
Use black ink or black ball-point pen. Use pencil only for drawing.
Fill in the boxes at the top of this page.
Answer all questions.
You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Do not write
outside the box around each page or on blank pages.
Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want
to be marked.

Information
The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
The maximum mark for this paper is 80.
Question 7 should be answered in continuous prose.
In this question you will be marked on your ability to:
use good English
organise information clearly
use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
Warning If you do not hand in both this question paper/answer booklet and
your Sample Work it may not be possible to issue a result for this unit.

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Section A
Answer all questions in the spaces provided.

Figure 1 on the insert shows a typical user interface for a mobile phone.
Explain, using an example, what is meant by applications software (apps) in
mobile phone technology and why the availability of apps has led to the increased
popularity of smart phones.
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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and eye strain are health problems associated with the
regular use of an ICT system.

2 (a)

Give another example of a health problem that can arise with the regular use of an ICT
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2 (b)

Explain a measure that could be put in place to prevent your identified health problem.
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Figure 2 on the insert shows an online sign up form for AQA Email.
For each of the fields labelled A to E in Figure 2 state the type of data input check that
could be used and explain how it would ensure robust data entry.
The data input checks must be different in each case.

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You have been asked to collect data for a survey to find out what facilities teenagers
would like in their local area.

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Name a storage device that could be used to store the captured survey data and
explain why it would be appropriate.
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What type of software would be the most appropriate to analyse the survey data?
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4 (b) (ii) Explain how the functionality of that software would allow you to complete the task
effectively.
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Section B
Answer all questions in the spaces provided.

Answer this question using the Sample Work that you have brought into the
examination with you.
For this question:

5 (a)

you must give the page number of where the evidence for your answer may be
found in your Sample Work.
you must write the question number in the margin of that page in your Sample
Work.

Give the page number in your Sample Work where you identify your Clients
requirements.
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In your Sample Work, write 5(a) in the margin of that page next to your evidence.
Give one of your Clients requirements from your Sample Work and explain how you
would evaluate that the requirement had been met.
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Explain, using examples, what is meant by a client and an audience for an ICT solution.
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5 (c)

Give the page number in your Sample Work where you identify the outputs required
from your solution.
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In your Sample Work, write 5(c) in the margin of that page next to your evidence.
Describe one of the outputs required from your solution and the input(s) and
process(es) needed to create it.
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5 (d)

Give the page number in your Sample Work where you have included your test plan.
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In your Sample Work, write 5(d) in the margin of that page next to your evidence.
Explain your test plan.
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Explain what you should do if the actual result for a test were different from the
expected result.
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Figures 3 and 4 on the insert show screenshots of 2 different webpages.


Web sites are designed in different ways and for different purposes.
Compare and contrast the design of the two web pages.
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A student is going to take a gap year to backpack around the world.


Discuss the available mobile devices, equipment and application software that could be
of use to the student on her travels and recommend what she should take with her.
In this question you will be marked on your ability to use good English, to organise
information clearly and to use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
This space is available for planning your answer, if you wish to use it.

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