Assessment objective 1: Knowledge and understanding of specified content • Demonstrate an awareness of IT applications and developments in specified scenarios • Demonstrate an awareness of the social and ethical significance of specified IT applications anddevelopments • Demonstrate technical knowledge of ITGS terminology, concepts and tools • Demonstrate technical knowledge of IT systems
Assessment objective 2: Application and analysis • Explain the impacts of IT applications and developments in specified scenarios • Analyse the social and ethical significance of specified IT applications and developments • Transfer IT knowledge and make connections between specific scenarios • Apply technical knowledge of IT systems acquired through independent research to providesupporting evidence in possible decisions relating to future courses of action.
Assessment objective 3: Synthesis and evaluation • Evaluate local and global impacts of specified IT developments through individually researched studies • Evaluate a solution involving IT to a specified problem using knowledge of IT systems • Discuss the social and ethical implications of specified IT policies and developments
Assessment objective 4: Use of ITGS skills • Demonstrate evidence of project management in the development of a well-organized product toresolve a specific issue • Use IT tools and the product development life cycle (PDLC) to create an original product in consultationwith a client • Demonstrate evidence of the use of appropriate techniques to develop an original IT product
Analyse • AO2 Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. • Analyse the impact of introducing an Internet use policy into a workplace.(6 marks)
Calculate • AO1 • Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working.
Compare • AO2 • Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or scenarios, referring to both (all) of them throughout. • Compare one aspect of similarity between an Intranet and the Internet. (2 marks)
Construct • AO2 • Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form.
Contrast • AO2 • Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout. • Contrast one difference between a flat-file database and a relational database. (2 marks)
Define • AO1 • Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity. • Define the term data redundancy.(2 marks)
Describe • AO1 • Give a detailed account. • Describe one use of information technology in a dentist’s office. (2 marks)
Discuss • AO3 • Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence. • Discuss how a client–server network can help provide reliable IT services to a company. (5 marks)
Distinguish • AO2 • Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items. • Distinguish between a computer model and a computer simulation. (3 marks)
Evaluate • AO3. • Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations • The network administrator has proposed a backup system for the library that creates a full backup every Friday. Evaluate this proposal. (8 marks)
Explain • AO2 • Give a detailed account including reasons or causes. • Explain one way that facial recognition technology can assist an airline traveller. (3 marks)
Formulate • AO3 • Express precisely and systematically the relevant concept(s) or argument(s)
Identify • AO1 • Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. • Identify the protocol used to transmit web pages. (1 mark
Justify • AO3 • Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
Outline • AO1 • Give a brief account or summary.
State • AO1 • Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
To what extent • AO3 • Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument. • Ordinary citizens have been able to capture world events using their camera phones. These pictures can be sent to newspapers for immediate publication. To what extent is freedom of information outweighed by a potential invasion of the privacy of individuals being photographed. (10 marks)