A2 ICT Past Paper Questions and Answers for WJEC

This document contains all of the past paper questions and answers from 2006 to 2015 for A2 ICT, exam board WJEC. If identical questions have been asked, the questions have only been entered once. However, if the question is similar but slightly different then both questions have been used. The past papers have been arranged into topics and subtopics within each topic as similar questions have been put together. On some questions, it askes for 2 examples but I have listed all possible answers and used bold to identify the ones that I would use in the exam.

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WJEC A2 ICT Past Paper Questions and Answers from 2006 to 2015

Topic 1 ­ Networks

Question Answer
Size of organisation ­ This determines the complexity of
the network and whether a LAN or WAN is needed. Large
organisations may have users in many different sites

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Different parts of the organisation may have different
performance requirements. E.g. a realtime ecommerce
system may require greater speeds and capacity and
security than the in house payroll system
Peer to peer system:
Lower setting up costs
Simpler to set up and/or maintain
Does not rely on a single…

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Large offices
Advantages of a Ring network:
There is no dependence upon a central host as data
transmission is supported by all devices on the ring. Each
node has sufficient intelligence to control the transmission
of data from and to its own node.
Very high transmission speeds are possible.…

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Advantages of ring networks:
· The network is not dependent on a central computer
· Each computer has the same access as the others so no
one computer can `hog' the network.
· Faster speeds possible because of uni direction.
Disadvantages of ring networks:
· If there is a…

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· Check to see no unauthorised software loaded on machines
· Log off users who have forgotten to do so
· Clear printer queues at stations

· Data can be pooled and therefore accessed by a wide
range of users.
This helps to ensure data integrity.
· Hardware…

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· Existing systems. Can the current stock of PCs and
peripherals be used on the new network?
· Performance required. Speed of processing, reliability, user
friendliness, capacity
· Security. Will they have to prepare for outsider access? etc.
· Topology
Communications / Changes in working practices:
· Email and…

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Jun Type in the exact address of the website into the address bar
Products can be purchased on the Web crawlers /search engines
e Internet using a company website. Type in a key word and select from given list
200 Describe two methods a customer Boolean searches

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Jan A Boolean search is a search using the operators AND, OR
Define and explain how a Boolean
or NOT. Using AND narrows a search by combining terms it
200 search can be used to access
will retrieve documents that use both the search terms you
1 information on…

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then display all of the results that have the user's key
words in.
Bookmarks / Hyperlinks
Predefined links which take you directly to part of the
Click on an image of the item to find out more details on
the article / go to a particular
area of…

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· There is no travelling ­ it can be done from home so saving
in costs and time
· Allows disabled people to do more shopping
· Can be done 24/7
· Much quicker to do a price comparison
· Can find obscure goods not available locally
Advantages to…




Hi, this is the best source of revision i've read so far but the questions from the 2016 paper are missing. If you could update and add the 2016 questions for each topic it would be even better. Thanks.



Is there any for AS?



Note: In the remote management question in networks you will not get marks for

• Check on emails being sent when should be working

• Check on which sites employees visit

the mark scheme has changed since 2013!

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