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    I'm sitting IT1 for the third time this month, in my second IT1 exam WJEC had a major fail with the marking (My IT Teacher and I figured out they missed 16 marks from my paper, sent it for a remark and came back the exact same) They did not award any of the Section B marks for giving location of formulas and even failed to give me a mark where the Mark Scheme very clearly said "Award mark for mention of the following: ..., DVD, ..." . Apparently grades are poor all across the country and they are worse than the IT3 grades which is meant to be harder.Has anyone else had similar experiences with IT1? I'm losing motivation with WJEC at the moment.
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    The national average on this paper last summer was a U grade, but it is possible to pass this exam quite easily, but you will only do so by memorising previous mark schemes. Btw there are no marks for location of formula in section B, you have to explain WHAT the formal does and WHY you are using it. I would also suggest that in my experience of marking the moderators get it right and the teachers don't . Good news is IT3 is far easier but still requires simple recall of previous mark schemes to guarantee high marks.

    You might benefit from my app on apple store, just search for ICT and you will find it, but the key is to learn past mark schemes word for word. Any other advice is unfortunately bad advice. Crap way to learn/teach but it is the way to success on this course.
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    Would you be able to give me some of the mark schemes? My teacher only gave us past papers.
    Thanks for the advice, ill give it my best. Although I'd like to look at your app I don't have an apple device, is it on the Play Store for android?

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    I know this is an old thread, but this is exactly what happened to me, I got a D in summer 2013 & decided to resit it in January. I resat & got a U. Recalled the papers & it was just the way I worded things that lost me marks. How did the summer exam go for you in the end? Also, how did you end up revising for the exam?
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    it is very possible to pass the exam, just practice past papers, memorize mark schemes and learn the most repetitive topics that is likely to turn up.

    I got an E initially, in my second retake I got an A. so it is very much possible.

    ik this is an old thread, but needed to give some advice
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    taking this exam for the first time

    im learning definitions and memorizing mark schemes
 
 
 
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