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What do you do for past papers for a brand new course??
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i got my marks back i got 37 -E in unit 2
and 47-D in unit 1
although our teacher was able to put these marks into raw and it turns out i only got 25/100 in unit 1 and 22/100 in unit 2.
he went through the paper with us as a class and the thing they where not accepting was a joke. it was stuff that was on the factfiles but when it came to marking the papers it 'wasnt enough detail'
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I have two teachers for digital technology, one of them gives us the fact file and lets us on our way and the other goes into too much detail that it is actually confusing
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what did everybody do for their forms in the database! help
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I have two teachers for digital technology, one of them gives us the fact file and lets us on our way and the other goes into too much detail that it is actually confusing
them fact files are terrible don't learn them
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them fact files are terrible don't learn them
oh true they are very bad, but they are the only way that i can get the information, unless i use teach ict which isn't that useful
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I have two teachers for digital technology, one of them gives us the fact file and lets us on our way and the other goes into too much detail that it is actually confusing
I'm in the same situation. One teacher goes by the factfiles and gives us a few notes to write down. Whilst the other has made extremely OVER detailed notes.

My other subjects are okay for past papers because not much changes with new specs(Bio and Chem). And they also have textbooks and revision guides. DT has NOTHING

I also think, the exams are REALLY badly written. For example, for the fetch execute cycle, you can write paragraphs and paragraphs about registers (which you need to know about in the spec) etc. but in mark schemes they have it in 4 short sentences.
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I'm in the same situation. One teacher goes by the factfiles and gives us a few notes to write down. Whilst the other has made extremely OVER detailed notes.

My other subjects are okay for past papers because not much changes with new specs(Bio and Chem). And they also have textbooks and revision guides. DT has NOTHING

I also think, the exams are REALLY badly written. For example, for the fetch execute cycle, you can write paragraphs and paragraphs about registers (which you need to know about in the spec) etc. but in mark schemes they have it in 4 short sentences.

hi i do similar subjects to you, AS i done maths chem bio and DT and this year i dropped bio. DT is a head frier. AS isnt really a comparison to A2. i got full uniform marks in DT unit 2 with 59% and a high A in unit one with 48%(clashed with chem last year) i would suggest the bcs glossary as the fact files are a joke. Its so annoying having no proper resources and i end up having to use google half the time. Also the coursework for a2 is awful and made me regret dropping bio.
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I'm pretty sure my notes I'm using for this year are made up of the fact file summarised into the actual decent points, and the BCS glossary of computing and ICT,
If your teacher is only giving you fact files to learn its no wonder why 40 raw marks was an A last year
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I'm pretty sure my notes I'm using for this year are made up of the fact file summarised into the actual decent points, and the BCS glossary of computing and ICT,
If your teacher is only giving you fact files to learn its no wonder why 40 raw marks was an A last year
have u got notes on the definition of a hosted solution, hosted instance and cluster? because the fact file doesnt even give a definition of a hosted solution and i cant find anything in BCS or online??
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have u got notes on the definition of a hosted solution, hosted instance and cluster? because the fact file doesnt even give a definition of a hosted solution and i cant find anything in BCS or online??
Hosted Instances
A hosted instance can be thought of as a location of physical memory on a (cloud) server which has been allocated to a particular client or owner. i.e. it is a block of memory which acts as a virtual server for that client. Each instance will have its own allocation of processing power, storage and other components. As each server will serve multiple clients this makes it possible to allocated additional capacity to clients when their usage spikes and resource demands increase. Each instance provides a virtual environment which can be used by the client for the processing of their cloud based task or application.

Hosted Solutions
With a hosted solution any hardware and software made available to a client is reserved for the servicing of that individual clients needs and no-one else.

Clustering
Clusters of dedicated hardware will be hosted at each data centre and used to provide specialised services and processes for clients.


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Hosted Instances
A hosted instance can be thought of as a location of physical memory on a (cloud) server which has been allocated to a particular client or owner. i.e. it is a block of memory which acts as a virtual server for that client. Each instance will have its own allocation of processing power, storage and other components. As each server will serve multiple clients this makes it possible to allocated additional capacity to clients when their usage spikes and resource demands increase. Each instance provides a virtual environment which can be used by the client for the processing of their cloud based task or application.

Hosted Solutions
With a hosted solution any hardware and software made available to a client is reserved for the servicing of that individual clients needs and no-one else.

Clustering
Clusters of dedicated hardware will be hosted at each data centre and used to provide specialised services and processes for clients.


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have u got notes on the definition of a hosted solution, hosted instance and cluster? because the fact file doesnt even give a definition of a hosted solution and i cant find anything in BCS or online??
is hosted soloution as or a2?
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is hosted soloution as or a2?
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aw thanks im doing a2 plus repeating both my as from last year. deffs should have known that at this stage. ahahah
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aw thanks im doing a2 plus repeating both my as from last year. deffs should have known that at this stage. ahahah
Lol dw cloud computing is horrible. How u getting on with as rev??
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Lol dw cloud computing is horrible. How u getting on with as rev??
not as well as i should be considering i need a b and was on the verge of an e last year. i nearly know all my as and i feel more confident this year , however i find there is a lot to learn for a2 and i am starting to think i left it a bit late considering i only have like 2 weeks. what about you , how u getting on.
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not as well as i should be considering i need a b and was on the verge of an e last year. i nearly know all my as and i feel more confident this year , however i find there is a lot to learn for a2 and i am starting to think i left it a bit late considering i only have like 2 weeks. what about you , how u getting on.
Just about survived after that coursework😂😂 if you need any help with as i can try my best, esp as2 as i got full ums in it. For a2 im really scared because i know my notes dont address the spec and i end up stressing myself out looking notes up on google or youtube which makes it worse lmao
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Just about survived after that coursework😂😂 if you need any help with as i can try my best, esp as2 as i got full ums in it. For a2 im really scared because i know my notes dont address the spec and i end up stressing myself out looking notes up on google or youtube which makes it worse lmao
aw that coursework was awful. the amount of work in it and it was only 20%!!!! for the exams last year did you just go by the factfiles or did you do your own research and get more detailed notes. i feel that some of the notes are bit brief especially the evaluations , like they only give one advantage and disadvantage for most things. their brief but im scared to do my own research cause my teacher said that last year if it wasnt on the mark scheme no marks were rewarded and thats why the raw marks were so low but also why so many people did so well. i got 25 raw marks in as2 which was 37 ums and 27 raw marks in as1 which was 47ums. yeah i know the difference two marks made.
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