Year 11 by 99uzkgs


									Year 11

Last bits of revision
      Quality of Written Communication

     • QwoC – must attempt these Q‟s – in
                            Check for
       section B & C – clearly labelled.
     •                      Apostrophes,
         These Q offer EXTRA marks for
                             Full & ICT
         good use of GRAMMAR stops,
                        Structured sentences
                        Relevant ICT terms used
     • Make sure that you VERIFY your
       answers carefully

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      Timings …..
     • Short course           • Full course

     • 1 hour                 • 2 hours

                              • 20 multi choice
     • 20 multi choice
                              • Section B – based on
                                case study – the
     • Section B – based on     restaurant!
       case study
                              • Section C – harder
                                technical ICT

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      Key theory to revise…
     • Use the syllabus info – on school

     • Full course syllabus -

     • Short course syllabus -

     • ….yes there are differences…less
       content in short course!

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      Essential theory for A*
      (Short course & Full course students)
     • ROM & RAM                   • Describe and use input
     • CPU – explain…handling        validation techniques and
       control signals,              relate these to a given
       performing arithmetic         application.
       operations, storing data.   • Evaluation and design of
     • Monitor (CRT and LCD)         user interface. Command
                                     line, menu driven, GUI.
     • Encode data and
       information for computer    • Explain the advantages
       processing                    and disadvantages of
     • Describe the use data         networked ICT systems
                                     compared to stand-alone
                                     ICT systems.

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      More essential theory for FULL
      COURSE only….
     • Interpret the internal representation of as
                                    Anything labelled data
       in an ICT system.             ‘Only in section C’

                                       And anything BOLD

     • Use the terms bit, byte andyour syllabus worksheet
                                  On multiples of
       these units.
     • Interpret a bit pattern as a character using
       an internal code (ASCII).

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      More essential theory for FULL
      COURSE only….
     • Describe the key functions of the operating

     • Input/output control, file management,
       peripheral management, resource
       allocation, command interpreting.

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      File handling
     • Recognise and use file handling terms.

     • Transaction file, master file, update,
       merge, file generations, serial/direct
       access, batch processing.

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      Systems Analysis
     • List and describe in outline the main
       aspects of systems analysis and relate
       these to a given application

     • Remember coursework structure…

     • Investigation, analysis, design,
       implementation, monitoring

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      Data logging…
     • Describe the concepts of data logging and
       control technology.

     • Specify the input, processing, output and
       storage required for a stated data-logging
       or control application. Range of sensors
       available. Need for appropriate interface.
       Interpret a bit pattern as a collection of
       control signals. The concept of real time

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      Obviously …
     • You need to understand all aspects on
       the syllabus list.

     • Use the textbook! It covers the basics.

     • Use school website – you‟ll find the
       essential slideshows

     • Use revision websites – listed at end of
       syllabus lists.

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      Exam Advice – reading
        • Read all of the question slowly - especially the lead
          information before the question to get an idea of all work

        • Highlight or Underline the important part of question,
          especially if you tend to „loose focus‟.

        • Don‟t panic - if you don‟t understand, or know the answer
          to a question, then go on to the next question.

        • …but Leave a large star or line next to questions not
          completed/attempted so that you can go back to it later!

        • Attempt all questions sensibly - no silly answers!!

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      Quality of answers…
     • Explain your answers thoroughly. Unless the question asks
       you to STATE… always develop your answer.

     • Avoid BRAND names of software.

     • Never just answer that ICT is better, quicker, cheaper …
       always explain “because” … give examples .. or justify your

     • Plan extended questions before writing.

     • Take your time - no need to rush ... but keep an eye on the

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      Questions requiring design
     • Section B tends to have a design
       question….refer back to coursework skills
       in hand drawn designs

     • Clearly annotate font style, size, type
     • Include a title
     • However – check marks available. The Q
       is rarely worth more than 10 marks, so do
       not spend more than 10 mins on
       answering it!

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      Design questions…
     • If a spreadsheet – annotate formulas
     • If a mail merge – annotate fields <>
     • If a website – include
       internal/external hyperlinks
     • If a database – annotate data type,
       validation options,
     • If a data capture form – paper based
       or on-line – make it look real!

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     • For the A* our exam board tends to
       ask „obscure‟ questions….

     • The theory is on the syllabus, so
       make sure you know your stuff!

     • Always develop answers fully, and

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      And finally,
     • Use past papers – for practice, use
       textbook, internet to revise sections
       that you are unsure of

     • Use the “Mrs Gordon‟s” revision
       sheets – all on line – where I have
       re-written Section B Questions to
       your case study.

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      Use your study leave wisely

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