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GCE

Information & Communication Technology
Advanced GCE A2 H517
Advanced Subsidiary GCE AS H117



Mark Scheme for the Units

June 2009




H117/H517/MS/R/09


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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

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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.
INPUT
Time of flight / Date of flight (1) to see if availability (1)
Leaving / via / destination (1) To see if route…

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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.
2 from, 1 for identification and 2nd for description / expansion /
example:

Layout (1) logical down the page (1)
Error messages (1) sound /…

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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]…

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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.
Max 2 from
Open file in package 1/A format (1)
Convert to package 2/B readable format (1)


Max two from
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