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OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA) is a leading UK awarding body, providing a wide range of
qualifications to meet the needs of pupils of all ages and abilities. OCR qualifications include
AS/A Levels, GCSEs, OCR Nationals, Key Skills, Entry Level qualifications, NVQs and
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It is also responsible for developing new syllabuses to meet national requirements and the
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CONTENTS
Advanced GCE Information and Communication Technology (H517)
Advanced Subsidiary GCE Information and Communication Technology (H117)
MARK SCHEMES ON THE UNITS
Unit/Content Page
G061 Information, Systems and Applications 1
Grade Thresholds 12…read more

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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
G061 Information, Systems and Applications
Question Expected Answer Marks
1 (a) Using an example, show how data collected by the airline
about its customers can become information.
Max 2 marks if no meaning, must be example:
Data: 11/12/08 (1)
Context: date (1) / Structure: dd/mm/yy (1)
Meaning: Date flight booked from UK to Amsterdam (1) [3]
(b) Describe two advantages of gathering the data from an
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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
(b) (ii) Describe how proof reading works as a method of
verification.
2 from:
Original is read (1) and compared to what has been entered (1)
Making sure source and object match (1) [2]
(c) (i) The database contains tables, records and fields.
Describe how these database elements are related to each
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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
3 (a) Identify two other input devices that the airline computers
could have and give an example of how each would be used.
1 mark for identification of device. 2nd for use. E.g.
Scanner (1) to read passport (1)
Sensor/pressure/scales (1) to weigh luggage (1)
Touch screen (1) to select seats (1)
Chip reader (1) to collect credit card details (1) [4]
(b) The computers have a WIMP (windows, icons, menus,
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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
4 (a) Describe three characteristics of an airline booking system.
1 for identification, 2nd for expansion e.g.…read more

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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
(b) Describe two considerations that should have been taken into
account when designing the data-entry screen.…read more

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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
7 (a) Give two reasons why a master slide should be used when
creating the presentation.
2 from, single statements:
To ensure corporate image/consistent layout is used (1)
Different presentations worldwide can be similar (1)
No items left out (1) [2]
Change to master slide updates all slides in presentation (1)
7 (b) Describe two advantages of using a wizard to create the
master slide.…read more

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G061 Mark Scheme June 2009
Question Expected Answer Marks
8 (a) Identify three stages, in order, required to export and import
files between applications with no common file format.…read more

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