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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 This exam was withdrawn in 2012, with final exams in 2013.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 imageSection H & O - Screenshots

After you have all that design work done, the exam itself comes around.

Don't forget that it's 15 hours long. Your timeplan should give you a good guide as to what needs to be done in what order of course.

I'd recommend setting aside ten minutes at the end of each session to:

The Screenshots:

Rows H and O are really easy marks to get.

You take a screenshot at the start of the exam showing your files - all your text and image files. Then you take a screenshot at the end of the exam showing your files again. Then you note down what differences there are and explain them.

The main reasons why there would be a difference are that you needed to add a text or image file during the exam - you can do this at the start of any session by asking the supervisor to supervise you doing it - or if you needed to create or edit an image during the exam (perhaps resizing it).

I would strongly recommend you have at least one difference - even if it's just a resized image. You don't need lots, but one makes getting the marks easier.

Talking of the marks, here are the markgrids:

Markgrid row H
Note: this markscheme is a copy of one available freely on the AQA Applied ICT webpages. It is copyright AQA and reproduced here simply to make access easier for students. No attempt to claim copyright is being made, although I could have copied the text into my own interpretation...

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