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    So what i might do is finish topic 8 and 9 and then revise all topics after all that i will start with paper.
    I was wondering if you have docûent outlining what you need to learn in every topic for examle ,
    Unit 1 - choice of network
    - Wireless network
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    Does anyone know how to answer this question fully ?
    During the design period of the System Development Life Cycle a system analyst has to look at a number of aspects. Other than design of input methods, describe in detail four aspects which should be considered when designing a new computer system. [8]
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)


    Above is an example from IT3's Networks.

    As you can see, it is important to remain close to the scheme for the factors, but you are let loose a little bit for the second mark set. It's wise to use mark scheme examples, but its good to bring in your own example also where appropriate to add meat to the bones.
    Do you have more model answers for different questions? I find them really nice to revise from.
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    (Original post by hehexd)
    Do you have more model answers for different questions? I find them really nice to revise from.
    Hi.

    Apologies for the late reply and welcome to the thread.

    Take a look at the question pack I have linked on the first post on this thread, pick out the questions you want to do and then just go to the mark scheme for that particular question. Pick out the points you like and then it is just a case of learning them. It's also advisable for you to 'add meat to the bones' or 'analyse' the point to portray that extra bit of detail that is going to stand you in good stead.

    Different points will register with our memories in varying ways ie: a point that I understand well, you may have a hard time remembering and vice versa. Personally, I learn everything but that of course is a little excessive and you by no means have to do that.

    For the reason above, I thoroughly recommend selecting the points off your own back.

    The best way for me to help you personally would be for you to produce an answer and then show it to me, I can then offer critical feedback as to what you might be able to improve. By adopting this approach, you will be able to adapt your own style of answer and make it better, rather than trying to make a square fit into a circular hole by using another student's model answers.
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    “Nobody really owns the Internet or tries to control it.” Discuss with suitable examples, whether you think that this statement is true or false. [8]
    Can someone give me a full mark answer as I am struggling to form an answer out of the mark scheme?
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    Hi all,

    Would it be helpful if I posted the exam questions and answers I compiled as revision when I did WJEC A Level ICT? I don't think I've asked on this thread yet
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Hi all,

    Would it be helpful if I posted the exam questions and answers I compiled as revision when I did WJEC A Level ICT? I don't think I've asked on this thread yet
    Feel free - While I probably wouldn't use them, I am sure that there are plenty here that would.
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    Feel free - While I probably wouldn't use them, I am sure that there are plenty here that would.
    I'll leave a link then

    WJEC A2 ICT Unit 3 Revision Notes (Past Questions and Model Answers)
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    Hi.

    Apologies for the late reply and welcome to the thread.

    Take a look at the question pack I have linked on the first post on this thread, pick out the questions you want to do and then just go to the mark scheme for that particular question. Pick out the points you like and then it is just a case of learning them. It's also advisable for you to 'add meat to the bones' or 'analyse' the point to portray that extra bit of detail that is going to stand you in good stead.

    Different points will register with our memories in varying ways ie: a point that I understand well, you may have a hard time remembering and vice versa. Personally, I learn everything but that of course is a little excessive and you by no means have to do that.

    For the reason above, I thoroughly recommend selecting the points off your own back.

    The best way for me to help you personally would be for you to produce an answer and then show it to me, I can then offer critical feedback as to what you might be able to improve. By adopting this approach, you will be able to adapt your own style of answer and make it better, rather than trying to make a square fit into a circular hole by using another student's model answers.
    I went ahead and tried to answer all the DBMS questions. I just want to say i appreciate your help very much.

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    (Original post by hehexd)
    I went ahead and tried to answer all the DBMS questions. I just want to say i appreciate your help very much.

    I have attached both pages you uploaded here with comments on the side of each answer.

    By and large, you have done a very good job and have done well in memorising a lot of the points.

    My only concern would be with a couple of little things which might cost you marks in the exam as they are very harsh on the accuracy of definitions. I saw the principal examiner withdraw a mark just because somebody didn't say 'and processing' on the end of a definition.

    However, many of your definitions are fine but I do urge you to learn the problem ones that I have pointed out more thoroughly to guarantee yourself the marks.

    Good performance overall nonetheless.
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    Anyone know what topics should definitely come up? And ones that don't appear as often?
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    (Original post by lemonandlime1)
    Anyone know what topics should definitely come up? And ones that don't appear as often?
    1. Networks (comes up on every paper)
    2. The Internet (comes up on every paper)
    3. HCIs (comes up on every paper)
    4. Working with ICT (comes up most of the time)
    5. Security Policies (comes up on every paper)
    6. Database Systems (comes up on every paper as one of the options of Section B)
    7. Management of Change (doesn't come up very often, rarest of them all)
    8. Management Information Systems (comes up on every paper, basically the same question too)
    9. System Development Life Cycle (comes up on every paper)
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    (Original post by adil7)
    “Nobody really owns the Internet or tries to control it.” Discuss with suitable examples, whether you think that this statement is true or false. [8]
    Can someone give me a full mark answer as I am struggling to form an answer out of the mark scheme?
    Apologies for the delay.

    I presume that this is the question from Winter 2010.

    This is a very old mark scheme and is not as relevant anymore. Wherever possible, I encourage you to try and identify a rehash of the same question in more recent years, and use that mark scheme instead. They are much more well-constructed these days.

    http://jacktilson.net/edu/ict/marksc...ummer-2015.pdf

    Pages 19-22 on this one should help you out. It is literally the same question, just worded differently.
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    Apologies for the delay.

    I presume that this is the question from Winter 2010.

    This is a very old mark scheme and is not as relevant anymore. Wherever possible, I encourage you to try and identify a rehash of the same question in more recent years, and use that mark scheme instead. They are much more well-constructed these days.

    http://jacktilson.net/edu/ict/marksc...ummer-2015.pdf

    Pages 19-22 on this one should help you out. It is literally the same question just worded differently.
    Thank you, would this answer gain me full marks?

    The Internet is available for use by everybody and nobody actually owns it. There is little control over the content of the material on the Internet, however some governments, such as the Chinese government, have started to control what material and websites can be accessed. There is also very little control over the people who can access the material on the Internet, meaning that unless filtering software is used, young children can easily access inappropriate material, e.g. pornographic or violent images and videos. There are also issues with the accuracy of material on the Internet due to a lack of ‘policing’. This leaves it up to the users of the Internet to check whether material they view or use is accurate. Because the content on the internet is not monitored, spreading untrue information or rumours is easily done.
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    (Original post by adil7)
    Thank you, would this answer gain me full marks?

    The Internet is available for use by everybody and nobody actually owns it. There is little control over the content of the material on the Internet, however some governments, such as the Chinese government, have started to control what material and websites can be accessed. There is also very little control over the people who can access the material on the Internet, meaning that unless filtering software is used, young children can easily access inappropriate material, e.g. pornographic or violent images and videos. There are also issues with the accuracy of material on the Internet due to a lack of ‘policing’. This leaves it up to the users of the Internet to check whether material they view or use is accurate. Because the content on the internet is not monitored, spreading untrue information or rumours is easily done.
    Answers have to consider at least one point for and one against, with at least two examples to get full marks. A well argued point or detailed example can gain a further mark.

    You have discussed at least one point both for and against, and you do have two examples there. You are on the right track as a result.
    However, I do not think your answer is detailed enough to score the top band. I would advise you to add weight to your points a little bit more to display a greater level of understanding and overall knowledge, even if it means you have to waffle a little .

    I would give that answer 5/8 and maybe 6/8 at a push.

    Again, this is only down to lack of detail. You could really do with a couple more points.

    I think the best approach for learning this question would be to have a good look at that 2015 mark scheme that I showed you earlier on. That should give you some good ideas as to the factors you can generally discuss. This is one of the very few questions that you can get away with free thought and bringing in your own knowledge and opinions (see below image). I'd still say to memorise a good 6-8 factors out of that mark scheme so that you don't end up tripping over yourself and repeating yourself.

    Enjoy the freedom of this question haha, it doesn't happen anywhere else on the paper.
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    Can anoyone please help me make a plan for revision ? im hopeless !
    I Have AS revision and A2 ! And idk how to space that between 7 days as i want to be sure it will stay in my memory
    AS topics : 123456a6b6c6d789101112
    A2 topics : 123456789
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    (Original post by AA923)
    Can anoyone please help me make a plan for revision ? im hopeless !
    I Have AS revision and A2 ! And idk how to space that between 7 days as i want to be sure it will stay in my memory
    AS topics : 123456a6b6c6d789101112
    A2 topics : 123456789
    What do you mean by spacing it 'between' 7 days. Do you mean that you intend to revise all of that in seven days?

    If so, I can't help but say that is a little unrealistic considering the size of some of those topics. I would just revise one per day for however long it takes.

    If this isn't realistic for you, or you think that it wont stay in your memory if you do it this way then it may well be best for you to literally just sit and do all of the papers with mark schemes then just do them again.

    January 2011 onwards, don't bother going back further than that considering that you have so much to do and that you presumably have other subjects to revise for. 2011-2016 should be sufficient to learn enough content for you to do well and grab a B or A.

    Time is of the essence at this point so particularly for those of us who are resitting, the time is now to just start banging out the papers even if it means that you need to use the mark scheme for the first pass.

    A friend of mine got a C grade in IT1 (which is very good btw) having only started learning let alone revising two weeks prior to the exam by doing papers with the mark schemes, so the moral of the story is, if you don't think you have enough time to cover absolutely everything very thoroughly or if you just find it hard to organise yourself effectively, just start doing papers with the mark schemes. The more you repeat something, the stronger your memory of it will become.

    Best of luck.
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    Euhh , i meant that when i finish AS(3ums off an A🙄🙄)and A2 ( one page left for unit 9). How can i spread it through a Monday to Sunday so that i have revising AS and A2 and making sure it is sticking in my brain

    Do you get me ?
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    (Original post by PedanticStudent)
    What do you mean by spacing it 'between' 7 days. Do you mean that you intend to revise all of that in seven days?

    If so, I can't help but say that is a little unrealistic considering the size of some of those topics. I would just revise one per day for however long it takes.

    If this isn't realistic for you, or you think that it wont stay in your memory if you do it this way then it may well be best for you to literally just sit and do all of the papers with mark schemes then just do them again.

    January 2011 onwards, don't bother going back further than that considering that you have so much to do and that you presumably have other subjects to revise for. 2011-2016 should be sufficient to learn enough content for you to do well and grab a B or A.

    Time is of the essence at this point so particularly for those of us who are resitting, the time is now to just start banging out the papers even if it means that you need to use the mark scheme for the first pass.

    A friend of mine got a C grade in IT1 (which is very good btw) having only started learning let alone revising two weeks prior to the exam by doing papers with the mark schemes, so the moral of the story is, if you don't think you have enough time to cover absolutely everything very thoroughly or if you just find it hard to organise yourself effectively, just start doing papers with the mark schemes. The more you repeat something, the stronger your memory of it will become.

    Best of luck.



    And for AS i am on topic 6a
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    (Original post by AA923)
    And for AS i am on topic 6a
    Hold on, aren't you the guy who got 154 UMS in the AS level?

    If I were you, I wouldn't even be resitting IT1 as its a lot of work to do in order to improve the mark, and you already have a decent UMS out of it.

    Just to put things into perspective:

    Considering your AS Mark:
    For an A in the overall A Level you need to get 166 UMS across the A2 exam and the A2 coursework. This the same as getting for example:
    • Full marks in the coursework and 86UMS in IT3 (a LOW B GRADE)
    • Getting a mid-low A grade in the coursework and then scraping an A grade in the IT3 (96UMS)


    A B grade in the overall A level will also be well within reach with no need to resit.

    This is something I urge you think about as having to do IT1 again takes loads of effort and could just make it harder for you to put in the necessary time to IT3.

    If I were in your position, I certainly wouldn't resit put it that way, I think its counter productive imo.


    But if you are still convinced that you want to resit, to answer your question, you are wanting to do a tonne of work in the space of just 7 days. I really don't think its going to help you in remembering as your brain will just turn to mush. You gotta space it out over a longer time.

    If you mean like a 7 day revision schedule, to repeat over a period of time, literally just do all IT1 one week and all IT3 another week, then keep repeating. This way you get a fair coverage of everything and you wont mix up the content.
 
 
 
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