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Candidate Name

Centre Number

Candidate Number

General Certificate of Secondary Education
2006

Information and Communication
Technology (B)
Paper 1
Higher Tier
[G4304]
TUESDAY 23 MAY, AFTERNOON

TIME

1 hour 30 minutes.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Write your Candidate Name, Centre Number and Candidate Number in the spaces provided at the top of this page.
Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper. Answer all eight questions.

For Examiner’s
use only
Question
Marks
Number

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

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The total mark for this paper is 150, including a maximum of 7 marks for Quality of Written Communication.
Figures in brackets printed down the right-hand side of pages indicate the marks awarded to each question or part question.

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Question 1

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Sara and James have owned their small shop ‘Note Play’ for a number of years.
They want to improve the ICT they use and will start by buying a new computer system.
(a) Name and describe the purpose of five items of hardware that could be used in a computer system.
Item 1

Item 2

Item 3

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Item 5

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They need to consider storage for their electronic data.
(b) (i) State one memory device they could use for everyday storage of data. [1]
(ii) Describe one reason for choosing this device.

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Sara and James also realise it is important to make regular backups of all their data and system files. This data is approximately 50 Gb (Gigabytes) in size.

(c) (i) Explain why it is important to backup data and system files.

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(ii) State one type of backup storage they could use to hold both their data and the system data.
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(iii) Explain one effective method of backing up data.

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Question 2

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Sara has produced many promotional leaflets for the shop.
(a)(i) State one appropriate application she could have used for the leaflets. [1]
(ii) Describe why this is the most appropriate choice for producing the leaflets.

[2]
Sara uses the shop logo several times within a leaflet.

(b) Explain the process she would go through to use the same logo throughout a leaflet.

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Sara uses text wrapping techniques when placing the images and text.

(c) (i) Explain what is meant by text wrapping.

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(ii) Describe two methods of text wrapping she could have used. Use diagrams to help to explain your answer.
Method 1

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Method 2

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When producing a catalogue Sara often uses a table to create the lists of items and prices.
(d)(i) Describe why using a table would be helpful for this task.

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(ii) Explain one other method she could have used for this task.

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Question 3

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Sara wants to use the system to store all customer order information. She decides to use a database.
(a) List six important pieces of information she will have to obtain when a customer makes an order.
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She needs to consider the different field types for entering this data.

(b) Describe one benefit of using the following field types when storing data. Lookup field

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Date field

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Yes/No field

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It is important that this data is entered sensibly.
(c) Explain one validation rule that could be used to ensure data is sensible.

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