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Candidate Centre Candidate
Name Number Number
2
GCE AS/A level
1241/01 New AS
INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
ICT 1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
A.M. FRIDAY, 15 May 2009
21/4 hours
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES For Examiner's use only
Write your name, centre number and candidate number in Maximum Mark
Question
the spaces at the top of this page. Mark Awarded
1. 6
Answer all questions.
2. 7
Answers should be written in the spaces provided. Where
the space is not sufficient for your answer, continue the 3. 4
answer at the back of the book, taking care to number the 4. 8
continuation correctly.
5. 5
The intended marks for questions or part questions are given
in brackets [ ]. You are advised to divide your time 6. 6
accordingly. The total number of marks available is 80. 7. 6
You are reminded of the necessity for good written 8. 18
communication and orderly presentation in your answers. 9. 4
Quality of written communication will be assessed in 10. 16
question 8.
Total 80
JD*(S09-1241/01)

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SECTION A
Answer all questions.
1. Define the terms Data, Information and Knowledge. Use an appropriate example to demonstrate
the relationship between each of the terms. [6]
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2. (a) "Up to date, accurate and complete" information adds value to an organisation by aiding
decision making. Describe using suitable distinct examples two other ways such information
adds value. [4]
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(b) There are costs involved with getting good quality information including:
· money
· time
· human resources.
Describe with suitable distinct examples how such costs could arise. [3]
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3. A student wishes to find out about the Environment.
Describe how the student could make use of two different, appropriate electronic sources of
information to find out about the Environment. [4]
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4. An Estate Agent uses presentation software in the running of the business.
(a) Describe, using an appropriate example in each case, how the following features can be
used in the running of the Estate Agent's business.
(i) Animated transitions [2]
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(ii) Templates [2]
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(iii) Hyperlinks [2]
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(b) The Estate Agent also maintains a website. Discuss the advantages of using HTML coding
rather than templates. [2]
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5. Electronic mail has become very important in the modern world. Explain the advantages and
disadvantages of using email for communication. [5]
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6. Employees in an Architects office use computers to produce their designs.
(a) Describe three health hazards that employees working with computers need to be aware of.
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(b) Describe three different actions the company should take to minimise these risks. [3]
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7. When creating online bank accounts, verification and validation procedures are used.
(a) Define the term verification and describe using a suitable example, a method that would be
used with online banking. [3]
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(b) Define the term validation and describe, using a suitable example, a method that would be
used with online banking. [3]
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(b) Discuss in detail the main benefits and drawbacks of such body scanning devices in the
treatment of patients. [4]
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(c) Discuss the reasons why databases were introduced for storing patient records and assess the
impact they have had upon patient tracking and monitoring. [6]
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SECTION B
Answer all questions.
9. Simulation modelling has become very important in today's society.
(a) Define what is meant by simulation modelling. [1]
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(b) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using simulation modelling in car crash
analysis. [3]
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YOU MUST REFER TO YOUR OWN SPREADSHEET TO ANSWER
THE FOLLOWING QUESTION.
IF NO SPREADSHEET EVIDENCE IS SUBMITTED THEN NO MARKS
CAN BE AWARDED.
IN YOUR ANSWERS YOU MUST IDENTIFY WHERE YOU HAVE USED
THE FORMULAS AND FEATURES.
10. (a) Identify two different formulas from the following list you used in your spreadsheet:
SINGLE IF, MULTIPLE IF, DATE, ROUND, VLOOKUP.
Describe the purpose for which each was used in your spreadsheet. [4]
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(c) Describe one method of validation error trapping used in your spreadsheet, and describe
the error message produced. [4]
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(d) Describe the purpose or function of a sort routine and of one other different process you
used in your spreadsheet. [4]
In your answer do not describe any feature you gave in parts (a), (b) or (c).
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