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Success in GCSE ICT

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Richard Cambridge

on 17 May 2017

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Leave yourself time to answer these.

Plan your answer.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are checked.

BUG the question to get the best out of it.
Longer answers
Paper is 1 hour 30 minutes

There are 80 marks in the paper

That means around 1 minute per mark
What to expect
Mixture of multiple choice, short answer and 2 6 mark longer answers.

For multiple choice, first eliminate the impossible answers, then the improbable until you are left with 1

Short answers could be 1, 2,3 or 4 marks.

Usually 1 mark per point given
Types of questions
1. Personal digital devices

2. Connectivity

3. Operating online

4. Online goods and services

5. Online communities

6. Issues

Topics on exam
Mobile phones

Personal computers (portable, desktop)

Cameras and camcorders

Games consoles

Home entertainment systems

Media players

Navigation aids

Personal digital devices
Worldwide web

Identification and authentication

Online accounts

Personal spaces

Profiling (public and private)

Data protection

Operating online
Success in GCSE ICT
What does the paper look like?
First question
Always a question giving 4 devices, with information about them.

Questions start off as multiple choice for this question. These are usually easy and refer to things like memory size and connectivity type.

Specification content
Digital communications
device to device (cable, wireless)
broadcast (TV, radio, GPS)
Digital data
communication (email, voice, video)
applications (gaming, peripheral connections)

Online goods and services
Online ‘shops’/physical goods

Booking systems for travel, leisure and entertainment

Banking and other financial services

Education and training


News and other information services


‘On demand’/streaming entertainment services

Online goods and services (2)
You should know about:

Software as a service

Software download

Data storage

Search engines

Online communities
Social networking

Online work spaces

Virtual learning environments

User-generated reference sites and social book marking


Health and safety

Legal and ethical

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