UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE International General Certificate of Secondary Education INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Paper 1 Specimen Paper

2006
2 Hours
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READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST Write in dark blue or black pen in the spaces provided on the Question Paper. You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams, graphs, music or rough working. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Answer all questions. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

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2 1 Name the objects A, B, C, D and E using the words from the list. A B

C D E CD ROM Drive Midi interface Processor A C E [5] Joystick Monitor Printer B D Keyboard Mouse Speaker Microphone Plotter Web cam

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Ring two output devices. joystick scanner plotter printer pressure sensor bar code reader [2]

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3 3 Draw five lines on the diagram to match the hardware to where it would be used. Hardware Use

Bar code reader Graphics tablet Joystick Magnetic Ink Character reader Temperature sensor

in a car designer’s office in a bank for reading cheques at a point of sales terminal in a computer controlled greenhouse in a flight simulator [5]

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Give three ways you can prevent other students from reading work you have saved on a computer. Way 1

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Way 3

[3] 5 Tick whether the following are magnetic or optical media. Magnetic Jaz disk DVD Compact disc Zip disc [4] Optical

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4 6 A floor turtle can use the following instructions: INSTRUCTION FORWARD n BACKWARD n LEFT t RIGHT t PENUP PENDOWN REPEAT n END REPEAT MEANING Move n mm forward Move n mm backward Turn left t degrees Turn right t degrees Lift the pen Lower the pen Repeat the following instructions n times Finish the REPEAT loop

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Start 250 Complete the set of instructions to draw these shapes by filling in the blank lines. PEN DOWN LEFT 90 REPEAT FORWARD 45 END REPEAT [5]

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5 7 A systems analyst has been asked to look at the possibility of computerising a video shop’s record keeping. (a) Describe two ways of carrying out research into the existing system.

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[2] (b) After analyzing the existing system the systems analyst will design the computerized system. Give three items that the systems analyst will need to produce as part of the design. 1

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[3] 8 Tick two applications which use batch processing and two which use on-line processing.

Batch Booking a flight at a travel agent. Producing gas bills. Using EFTPOS in a supermarket. Reading data from bank cheques.

On-line

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6 9 Name each type of network

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10 Give three items that should be included in the user documentation of a computer program.

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7 11 A property owner uses a database to store data about houses he sells. This is part of the database.

Reference Number L2132

Air conditioning

Garden

Number of Bedrooms

Price ( )

Y N N N Y N Y

N Y Y N Y Y Y

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170000 130000 158000 210000 335000 400000 285000

L4323 L1232 L4321 L5643 L3423 L2342
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The records shown are to be sorted in ascending order of price. What will be the reference number of the first record in the database after it has been sorted? [1]

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Give the name of a field that contains a Boolean data type. [1]

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Identity the field type of the ‘reference number’ field. [1]

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Give two validation checks that could be carried out on the ‘reference number' field.

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8 (e) When new data is added to the database it has to be verified. Give two ways that this new data could be verified.

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9 12 Complete the sentences using words from the list below. (a) Bank cheques are read using (b) Many items can be accessed from a magnetic tape one after the other. This is called access. (c) A software package which allows a computer to automatically manufacture goods from drawings is called serial CAD/CAM MICR [3]

13 RAM and ROM are types of storage (a) Give the major difference between RAM and ROM.

[2] (b) Give one way a computer uses RAM.

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14 Tick whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

TRUE b Regular use of computers can cause back strain Multimedia presentations cannot contain sound A buzzer is an output device Digital cameras use flash memory

FALSE b

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10 15 The table shows part of a spreadsheet.
A Item Number B Number sold per week 124 99 27 31 C Cost price D Selling price E Profit per item £5.99 £4.99 £7.49 £7.99 F Profit per week £742.76 £494.01 £202.23 £247.69 £1,686.69

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L1257 L1587 L3412 L2891

£44.00 £39.00 £24.50 £22.00

£49.99 £43.99 £31.99 £29.99 Total profit per week

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Ring one cell on the spreadsheet that contains text. Give the cell reference that contains 27.

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[1] (c) How many rows are shown in the spreadsheet?

[1] (d) Give a cell reference for a cell that is centred.

[1] (e) Write down the formula which should be in F9.

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16 Describe three ways that personal data held on a computer could be misused

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11 17 Pupil records and school accounts are kept on a computer in the office of the school secretary. (a) Select from the list one item of hardware and two items of software that are required. CAD floppy disc hard disc database spreadsheet data logger

Graphics package

Hardware Software Software [3] (b) Give two occasions when a pupil’s record will need to be altered. 1

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[2] (c) The school is considering extending the system so that letters could be sent home to parents using the details that are stored on the computer. Name the process which would be used and the additional type of software they would need. Process Software [2]

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12 18 A school’s website contains details of homework set by teachers. Students can use their computers at home to do their homework and post their answers back to the school using email. (a) Describe two advantages to students using this method. 1

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[2] (b) Describe two problems which might arise from the student using the Internet at home. 1

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13 19 A school weather station is to be computerised. (a) Analogue temperature and moisture sensors will be used. Explain why computers are unable to read data directly from these sensors.

[2] (b) What device is needed to enable the computer to read the data?

[1] (c) Give two advantages of using a computer to collect the data rather than having it done by humans. 1

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14 20 Jasbinder Sidhu owns a number of video rental shops around the country. He is planning to keep details of each member’s records on a computer database. New members will fill in an application form and the manager will write the new member’s membership number on the form. All the details will then be typed from the application form onto a screen input form. The details of any videos being borrowed will also be added. Design a screen input form which the manager could use for typing in the new member’s details.

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15 21 A customer in a bookshop buys a book using a debit card. Information about the book and the customer’s bank account is input using the shop’s EFTPOS terminal. Checks are made on this input data. (a) Describe how the details of a book are input and describe a check which is performed on this input.

[2] (b) Describe how the details of the customer’s bank account are input and describe two checks that are performed on this input.

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16 22 Computers are used to model situations such as a flight or driving simulation. (a) Give one other situation where computer models are used.

[1] (b) Give two reasons why computer models are used rather than the real thing.

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17 23 A small company is ready to computerise its operations. A systems analyst has designed a new system and is ready to implement it. (a) Describe three methods by which the new system could be implemented.

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[3] (b) During the implementation phase testing will need to be carried out. Describe the three different types of test data which would be used. 1

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[3] (c) Describe three items that would need to be included in an evaluation of the system. 1

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18 24 Doctors are increasingly using expert systems to help with their diagnoses of patient illnesses. (a) Describe how this type of expert system would be created.

[4] (b) Name two other applications which involve the use of expert systems. 1 2 [2]

25 A company sells books over the Internet. It keeps a database of all its books and customers. The personal data of the customers is encrypted. (a) What is meant by encryption?

[2] (b) Explain why encryption is needed.

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19 26 Many people are now doing their shopping by using the Internet. Describe the advantages and the disadvantages to the supermarkets and the customer arising from these developments.

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