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    (Original post by Jen1097)
    I could only think of one advantage and one disadvantage for weather forecasting :/
    What did everyone put for a definition of data compression and a benefit ?
    Data compression is making files smaller by using techniques such as zipping, and it uses less storage space on the hard disk, but you had to link it to the 'estate agents'!
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    (Original post by OwenSallows)
    Data compression is making files smaller by using techniques such as zipping, and it uses less storage space on the hard disk, but you had to link it to the 'estate agents'!
    I didn't mention zipping as that isn't strictly a feature of presentation software. I just stated that compression involves the use of computer software algorithms to achieve a smaller file size for the presentation.

    This has never been up before so we don't know how strict they will be.

    Benefit for estate agents was that the presentation could be more readily transmitted over the internet or loaded onto a USB stick etc... due to the smaller file size. This is particularly beneficial if the presentation contains videos or images, which they quite often do in recent years.
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    I didn't mention zipping as that isn't strictly a feature of presentation software. I just stated that compression involves the use of computer software algorithms to achieve a smaller file size for the presentation.

    This has never been up before so we don't know how strict they will be.

    Benefit for estate agents was that the presentation could be more readily transmitted over the internet or loaded onto a USB stick etc... due to the smaller file size. This is particularly beneficial if the presentation contains videos or images, which they quite often do in recent years.
    Ahh yeah that would make sense, one mark lost then :beard:
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    Also just to add, hope everyone wrote about data and knowledge for the first question and not information, i'm pretty sure that is the first time they have only used those 2, could be wrong though? And question 1b was so poorly worded!
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    what do u guys think the grade boundaries are going to be ??
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    (Original post by AA923)
    what do u guys think the grade boundaries are going to be ??
    73 or 74 for full ums.
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    Same here, found the exam really easy. Also left the email question until last and had no search so I used the sort filter. Other than that, it was just as previous papers were and was a really good exam.

    Anyone have the answers for the email question?
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    (Original post by owenevans08)
    I thought exactly the same, managed to get six but it took some time.
    Me too, but one of my points was complete BS lol
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    (Original post by cayde)
    Same here, found the exam really easy. Also left the email question until last and had no search so I used the sort filter. Other than that, it was just as previous papers were and was a really good exam.

    Anyone have the answers for the email question?
    I said:

    - Environmentally friendly (paperless office, reducing carbon footprint)
    - Lower cost (given internet access is in place, it is cheaper than paying to send letters, especially for larger organisations)
    - No need for the formality of a letter (more flexibility, can spend less time worrying about the postal code being correct etc) [ a little weak imo but hopefully I will get away with it]

    However

    - Emails can harbour malware and links to phishing sites, putting both organisational and personal information at risk

    - Workplace bullying is a serious issue. The email system can be abused by employees to send mean messages etc to colleagues, this can diminish workplace relationships and lead to depression etc...
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    is there an unofficial mark scheme anywhere?
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    i think it went awful today 😓 everyone else thought it was easy tho 😬
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    73/80 for an A? I doubt it I think its gonna he 58 again out of 80 or like 60/80 to get an a
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    (Original post by purplepandax)
    is there an unofficial mark scheme anywhere?
    unlikely for this qualification. Not enough people do it.
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    (Original post by AA923)
    73/80 for an A? I doubt it I think its gonna he 58 again out of 80 or like 60/80 to get an a
    No. Not 73/80 for an A. 73/80 for max ums

    an A is 96ums

    max ums is 120ums.

    The more UMS you get now, the easier it will be to get an A overall in the final a level.
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    I said:

    - Environmentally friendly (paperless office, reducing carbon footprint)
    - Lower cost (given internet access is in place, it is cheaper than paying to send letters, especially for larger organisations)
    - No need for the formality of a letter (more flexibility, can spend less time worrying about the postal code being correct etc) [ a little weak imo but hopefully I will get away with it]

    However

    - Emails can harbour malware and links to phishing sites, putting both organisational and personal information at risk

    - Workplace bullying is a serious issue. The email system can be abused by employees to send mean messages etc to colleagues, this can diminish workplace relationships and lead to depression etc...
    Ahh, my answers differed slightly. Hopefully I'll still get a couple marks.

    Adv:
    Forwarding emails
    Sending emails to multiple people (cc/bcc)

    Disadv:
    Junk/Spam
    Email not suitable for personal messages (informing colleagues of being fired)
    Limited file size
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    A few answers i did lots of spelling errors to
    Reasons for encoding data :
    Fewer trascription errors
    less hard disk space required
    faster proccessor
    Problems = coarsen data leading to loss of percision give a example for 2nd mark
    value judgement leading to inconsistency give example again for 2nd mark

    Verification = check to ensure data is copied accurately from one medium to another , theres another definition also
    Prof reading the system tells customer to read over address before moving on
    double entry of data writing password in twice.

    advantage of ICT system : data storage capacity plus example
    ease of updating
    back ups
    predictive analysis
    control output format eg make table
    speed of communcations

    weather forecast question advantage is that it can help farmers plan etc and predict when a hurricane might come so be prepared

    diadvantage is that millions of equations need to be solved so super computer needed
    cant predict freak storms
    theres loads of advantage and disadvantages for this question :
    Advantage of distance learning
    teacher and learner not in same room
    flexibility of time learn when you want and save time traveling
    disadvantage is that theres no peer interaction

    CAL or cbt advantage : work at own pace
    customisation if learning diffcultty
    monitor progress easily as feedback given quicker
    diadvantage is that theres no collabaritive learning
    cost of software and equipment


    template - stored master document with predifned layour
    link it to the question so letter informing .....ect so makes it look more professinal

    animated transition - movement from one slide to another adding a effect eg fade
    link to question again powerpoint explaining something to do with houses engages audienceect.

    file compression : guessed on this one said that can compress customer details so that it takes up less space so that there is a faster processor and more space available .

    Let me know what you think of my answers what you think is right and wrong
    for those like me who studied mark schemes it was easy no question was asked that wasnt on a previous paper in some form.
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    (Original post by emanny)
    Didn't do AS exam but doing A2 so if anyone is doing it too and have some predictions please post in the A2 thread. I also put some tips too😁.

    Hope the exam went well for everyone.
    Is there an A2 thread???

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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    No. Not 73/80 for an A. 73/80 for max ums

    an A is 96ums

    max ums is 120ums.

    The more UMS you get now, the easier it will be to get an A overall in the final a level.

    oh ni my question was what do u thing the raw mark will be for an A or B
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    (Original post by cayde)
    Ahh, my answers differed slightly. Hopefully I'll still get a couple marks.

    Adv:
    Forwarding emails
    Sending emails to multiple people (cc/bcc)

    Disadv:
    Junk/Spam
    Email not suitable for personal messages (informing colleagues of being fired)
    Limited file size



    Mark scheme:


    Any four from ( have to have at least one of each for full marks)Answers must be in context of workplaceAdvantages• Messages can be sent across the world for the price of a local phone call. / if got a systemcheaper than posting
    • You can send not only simple text messages but also attached files.
    • Documents and attachments are editable.
    • You can (use an address book to) send the same message to several different people forthe same cost as one call / at the same time
    • Don’t have to leave the house to send the information (teleworking) / disabled use.
    • Environmentally friendly / paperless office.
    • Global accessibility / Can pick it up anywhere (if qualified.)
    • Can store a copy to have an audit trail / can keep backups
    • Easier to find a stored email than a filed letter.
    • Gives a wider audience for advertising.


    Disadvantages• You are reliant on the recipient having an email account / Users need to be computerliterate .(NOT Need an internet connection)
    • There are security and privacy issues. Confidential mail is travelling across a very publicnetwork.
    • E-mail attachments have proved to be a security ‘Achilles heel’, providing an entry point fordestructive viruses
    • Junk email can clog your system• Distract from work
    • Damage done by email scams / phishing
    • Inappropriate use of email e.g. bullying, unsuitable contentSecurity could be given either as an advantage or disadvantage if well argued but do notaccept reverse argument for second mark









    I see that four of my ads/disads are there, however I sort of invented the 'no need for formality of a letter' advantage, maybe it will be permitted depending on the strictness of the final mark scheme, though four marks for that out of five is good imo.
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