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SECTION C: SPECIFICATION CONTENT
5 Specification Content
This specification is set out in the form of teaching modules. The relationship of the assessment
units to the teaching modules is described in Section 4.2.
5.1 and 5.2 form the basis of assessment for the Short Course GCSE ICT. They are:
5.1 - Computer systems, communications technology and information management
5.2 - Practical skills and understanding relating to the use of ICT applications
5.1 and the theoretical concepts in 5.2 are examined in the tiered papers of assessment Unit 1.
5.2 skills are assessed by practical coursework projects 1a and 1b.
Two additional modules form the basis of assessment for the Full Course GCSE ICT. They
are:
5.3 - ICT applications, systems, networks and computer technology
5.4 - Problem solving using ICT
5.3 and the theoretical concepts in 5.4 are examined in the tiered papers of assessment Unit 3.
5.4 skills are assessed by practical coursework project 2.
5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 form the study for the Full Course GCSE in ICT.
22 Section C: Specification Content © OCR 2004
ICT A: Third Edition Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (SHORT & FULL
COURSE MODULE)
Candidates should study a range of applications found in the home, at school and general
everyday life, in order to fully understand some of the basic concepts of ICT.
Assessment Unit 1 will address the following subject matter in the context of applications listed
below, together with the more theoretical issues from Section 5.2.…read more

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Learning Outcomes
Candidates should be able to:
(i) define hardware, giving examples;
(ii) define software, giving examples;
(iii) describe the difference between hardware and software;
(iv) identify the main components of a general purpose computer: Central Processing Unit,
Main/Internal Memory, Input Devices, Output Devices and Secondary/Backing Storage;
(v) describe the difference between portable (including laptops/notebooks and palmtops) and
desktop computers.
5.1.…read more

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Learning Outcomes
Candidates should be able to:
(i) describe common backing storage media (such as magnetic tape, CD-ROM, floppy disc
and hard disc) and their associated devices;
(ii) identify typical uses of the storage media in (i) above;
(iii) describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of using different backing storage
media;
(iv) define the term backup and describe the need for taking backups;
(v) define the difference between main/internal memory and backing storage, stating the
relative benefits of each in terms of speed and permanence.…read more

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Data: Types and Terminology
(a) Types of data ­ alphanumeric/text, numeric (real and integer), date, logical/Boolean
(b) Definition of file, record, field and key field
Learning Outcomes
Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify different data types: logical/Boolean, alphanumeric/text, numeric (real and
integer) and date;
(ii) select appropriate data types for a given set of data: logical/Boolean, alphanumeric/text,
numeric and date;
(iii) describe the terms: file, record, field, and key field.
5.1.6 Information Management and Effects of IT: Legal Issues,
Implications, Health and Safety
WO1.…read more

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ICT skills between different
people;
(ix) describe the capabilities and limitations of ICT and how communications systems have
changed our use of ICT;
(x) discuss the issues relating to information found on the Internet, for example unreliability,
undesirability and security of data transfer;
(xi) describe the potential health problems related to the prolonged use of ICT equipment, for
example RSI, back problems, eye problems and some simple strategies for preventing
these problems;
(xii) describe a range of safety issues related to using computers (electrical, heat,…read more

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PRACTICAL SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING RELATING TO
THE USE OF ICT APPLICATIONS (SHORT AND FULL
COURSE MODULE)
The purpose of this module is to develop practical skills and understanding of a range of
standard application packages. Assessment Module 2 (practical tasks) will assess this module
although some of the more theoretical issues will be examined by Assessment Unit 1.…read more

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Graphics Production and Image Manipulation
IT1.1, IT1.…read more

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Learning Outcomes
Candidates should be able to:
(i) Design and use a data capture form;
(ii) understand the need for validation and verification;
(iii) apply the concepts of validation and verification in a practical context;
(iv) describe the basic features of spreadsheet software such as cells, rows, columns,
replication, formatting, formulae, functions, automatic recalculation, sorting and graph
creation;
(v) describe the basic features of database software such as fields, records, files, validation,
sorting, searching using the Boolean expressions NOT, AND & OR, creation of charts…read more

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Systems Tasks and Software
IT1.…read more

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