ICT OCR Unit BO61 Specimen Paper

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GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY B061
Unit B061: ICT in today's world
Candidates answer on the Question Paper
OCR Supplied Materials
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Other Materials Required:
Duration: 1 hour
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Candidate Candidate
Forename Surname
Centre Number Candidate Number
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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Write your name in capital letters, your Centre Number and Candidate Number in the boxes above.
Use black ink. Pencil may be used for graphs and diagrams only.
Read each question carefully and make sure that you know what you have to do before starting your
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answer.
Answer all the questions.
Do not write in the bar codes.
Do not write outside the box bordering each page.
Write your answer to each question in the space provided, however additional paper may be used if
necessary.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
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Examiner's Use Only:
The number of marks for each question is given in brackets [ ]
at the end of each question or part question.
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The total number of marks for this paper is 60. 2 10
This document consists of 8 pages. Any blank pages are indicated. 3 11
Your Quality of Written Communication is assessed in
questions marked with an asterisk (*). 4 12
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© OCR 2009 OCR is an exempt Charity [Turn over
[QAN 500/7947/5 500/8185/8]
SP (SLM) T12103

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Section A
Answer all questions.
1 A mobile phone is shown below. Some components are labelled.
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Email, web browsers and other applications are stored on a mobile phone. Hardeep accesses
these by touching the pictures on the screen.
State the correct term for these pictures.
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3 Hardeep accesses the web browser to display a page which is shown below.
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URL: www.hardeep.co.uk
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Julian, a Geography teacher, writes a field trip report and saves it as a file. He wants to send the
report and images from the field trip to his students.
Describe how Julian would send these documents by email.
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5 Explain two advantages of sending documents by email rather than printing and posting them.
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What is a computer virus?
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Questions 7 to 9 refer to the information in the box below.
A computer system uses sensors to monitor the water in a school swimming pool.
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7 (a) Explain why the sensors are connected to the interface box and not directly to the
computer.
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(b) State one disadvantage of using a computer system to monitor the water.
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A robot is used to clean the bottom of the pool.
Name one suitable sensor that could be placed on the robot and explain how it could be used to
help guide the robot around the pool.
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10 John has decided to see some of the world before starting university. The following table shows
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Describe the main drawbacks of a computer model used to predict exchange rates.
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13 * "Using the internet is a convenient and secure way to buy and sell goods."
Discuss this statement.
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WiFi and Bluetooth are both wireless technologies used to connect devices.
Compare WiFi and Bluetooth wireless technologies.
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15 * Discuss why social networks should be used with caution.
The quality of written communication will be assessed in your answer to this question.
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OXFORD CAMBRIDGE AND RSA EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Secondary Education
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY B061
Unit B061: ICT in today's world
Specimen Mark Scheme
The maximum mark for this paper is 60.
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Question Max
Answer
Number Mark
1 Tick one box in each row to show whether the component is input,
output or storage.
Ticks as shown:
If the candidate has ticked more than one box in a row, then do not award
the mark for that row.
Device Input Output Storage
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camera
ear phone
flash memory card
keypad
microphone
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2 Email, web browsers and other applications are stored on a mobile
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