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Candidate Centre Candidate
Name Number Number
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GCE AS/A level
1241/01 New AS
INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
ICT1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

P.M. MONDAY, 12 January 2009
21/4 hours




INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
For Examiner's use only
Write your name, centre number and candidate number in the
spaces at the top of this…

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SECTION A

Answer all questions.


1. Several types of Human Computer Interfaces (HCIs) are used with computer systems. Each type of
HCI provides specific benefits to the user.

(a) Describe a sensible use and benefit of the following types of HCI.
You should describe a different use…

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2. Good quality information is needed to make informed decisions. Describe four characteristics of
good quality information. [4]

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3. The quality of the data input can often be improved by the use of validation techniques. Describe
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4. Database programs are often used for stock control.

(a) Some of the functions of the programs are mentioned below. State the purpose of each
function and give an appropriate example of its use.

(i) query, [2]

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5. Describe the important factors which must be taken into account when designing efficient data
processing systems. [5]

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6. "ICT has given criminals new tools to commit crimes."
Describe three forms of computer crime that illustrate…

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7. Both LAN's and WAN's are widely used in health care. Using suitable examples describe the
impact these different types of networks are having upon the working practices in the Health
Service. [6]

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1241-01 Turn over.

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(b) Discuss the impact of ICT on `home banking'. In your answer, describe the advantages that
it has brought the householder, the facilities offered and the effects on bank workers. [8]

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SECTION B

Answer all questions.

9. A small building company wants to use computer software to calculate the staff wages and also to
give quotes to customers for building jobs.

Describe the benefits to be gained from using spreadsheet software for these purposes. [4]

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(b) Describe in detail one method of simplifying data entry you created in your spreadsheet
stating two advantages and one disadvantage of using such techniques for entering data into
a spreadsheet. [4]

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(c) Describe two methods of…

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