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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…

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5.1 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…

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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…

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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…

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5.1.5 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…

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(viii) describe the effects of variation in computer access and 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…

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5.2 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…

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5.2.2 Graphics Production and Image Manipulation

IT1.1, IT1.2
(a) Common features of graphics manipulation software
(b) Common features of scanning software
(c) Basic tasks and uses of graphics packages



Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify common features of basic graphics packages, for example: fill, shade, layering,
size,…

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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,…

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5.2.5 Systems Tasks and Software

IT1.1
(a) Interface software
(b) Electronic mail and Internet browsing
(c) Saving, copying and troubleshooting
(d) Other software tasks
(e) Designing, documenting and implementing IT solutions



Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to:
(i) describe the basic features of good interface software;
(ii) describe the…

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