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Applied ICT A Level Unit 1 - ICT and Society

Note: this page applies to the AQA Applied ICT A level specification. This exam was withdrawn in 2012, with final exams in 2013. The content will be retained as an archive and because it has some stuff that might be quite useful for someone or other

Mobile phone imageExam Preparation

The exam paper will specify a scenario, from which you can develop an understanding of the needs of the target audience.

The exam is 15 hours long. Sections A to G are produced before the exam sessions, during the investigation time. During this time you also need to research and create all the content - which is the 21 marks in row K of the markgrid.

During the exam itself you simply need to produce the publication, evidence it (mainly using screenshots) and evaluate your work. Easy - if you've prepped well.

You will want to check the Software Guide section to make sure you're familiar with the skills you need to produce your publication. You can practice these all you want in the run up to the exam.

The exam paper includes a breakdown of the sections you need to produce.

Sections A to G are produced before the exam, during the investigation time, and bought into the room as paper copies:

You also take in text and image files to use as the content for your publication.

In the exam time you produce:

You should probably look at That Blue Square Blog for all the really good other A Level stuff.