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WJEC GCSE ICT
Unit 1 Exam Notes

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Uses of Software Types
Presentation Software
Advertisements
Database Software
Record Keeping
Data Logging Software
Counting the number of people through a turnstile
Email Software
Online Newsletters
Spreadsheet Software
Financial Records
Word Processing Software
Letters
Desktop Publishing (DTP) Software
Leaflets

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Features of DTP Software
Images
Tables
Font Styles (Bold, Italic, Underline)
Font Type
Font Size
ClipArt
Borders

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Data, Information and Knowledge
Data Examples:
100



Information Examples:
11 players make up a football team
Knowledge Examples:
Your speed on the motorway is 100mph while the speed
limit is 70mph ­ this means you are breaking the law

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Bluetooth
True:
There are health concerns from using it
It has a relatively small bandwidth


False:
Wires are needed to connect devices
It can be used over long distances

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Geographical Information Systems
Two uses of GIS is to find a route from one place to
another and to locate your current position

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Broadband vs. Dial-up
Broadband:
Is always connected
Uses a higher bandwidth
Allows wireless connections to be used
Allows movies to be streamed over the internet
Allows VoIP software to be used (eg. Skype)
Allows you to use the telephone at the same time as you
are online
Is faster to…

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Shopping Online
Advantages:
Can buy goods 24/7
Wider range of goods to choose from


Disadvantages:
Extra costs of postage and packaging
Not always delivered on time

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Email 1 ­ Carbon Copying
A carbon copy is an extact duplicate of an email
message sent to more than one recipient at the same
time


An example use of sending a carbon copy message by a
teacher could be sending a lesson plan to another
teacher and CC'ing the…

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Email 2 - Attachments
An attachment is a file sent to the recipient of an email
along with the message itself

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