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  1. 1. Centre Number Candidate Number Name UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS International General Certificate of Secondary Education 0418/01 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Paper 1 May/June 2004 1 hour 15 minutes Candidates answer on the Question Paper. No additional materials are required. READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST Write in dark blue or black pen in the spaces provided on the Question Paper. You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams, graphs, music or rough working. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Answer all questions. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question. For Examiner’s Use If you have been given a label, look at the details. If any details are incorrect or missing, please fill in your correct details in the space given at the top of this page. Stick your personal label here, if provided. This document consists of 12 printed pages. SP (SJF3166/CG) S74802/5 [Turn over © UCLES 2004
  2. 2. For 2 Examiner’s Use 1 Name the objects A, B, C, D and E using the words from the list. A B C D E Bar code reader CD ROM Deskjet printer Desktop computer Floppy disc Graph plotter Graphics tablet Laptop computer Laser printer Mouse Scanner Tracker ball A ........................................................ B .............................................................. C ........................................................ D .............................................................. E ........................................................ [5] 2 Ring two items which are used to output data from a computer. Keyboard Light pen Monitor Mouse Plotter Scanner [2] 3 Give two ways in which a hard disc is different from a floppy disc. 1 .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... 2 .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [2] 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  3. 3. For 3 Examiner’s Use 4 Tick whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE. TRUE FALSE ✓ ✓ OMR is used to read data from school registers. OCR is used to read data from bank cheques. DTP is used to store pupil records on a school computer system. Regular use of computers improves your eyesight. [4] 5 A floor turtle can use the following instructions: INSTRUCTION MEANING FORWARD n Move n units forward BACKWARD n Move n units backward LEFT t Turn left t degrees RIGHT t Turn right t degrees PENUP Lift the pen PENDOWN Lower the pen 20 40 20 75 75 Start Finish 20 20 Complete the set of instructions to draw this shape by filling in the blank lines. PEN DOWN ........................................... ............................................. LEFT 90 ........................................... ............................................. FORWARD 20 ........................................... ............................................. ....................................... ........................................... ............................................. ....................................... ........................................... ............................................. ....................................... ........................................... ........................................ [5] [Turn over 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  4. 4. For 4 Examiner’s Use 6 Tick two changes which have occurred in libraries due to the introduction of computers. Letters are sent out automatically when books are late. More books can be borrowed. Libraries can stay open longer. Libraries have more books. More people work at the library. It is easier to see if a certain book is available. [2] 7 Office workers now use computers a lot in their work and this can cause them to suffer problems with their health. Name two possible health problems and two precautions which could be taken to prevent them. Health problems 1 .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... 2 .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Precautions 1 .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... 2 .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [4] 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  5. 5. For 5 Examiner’s Use 8 A Biology teacher uses a spreadsheet to record the test scores of his pupils. The spreadsheet below shows the test scores of some of those pupils. A B C D E F 1 Name Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Total mark 2 Me Te Loan 78 66 63 207 3 Surinder Singh 56 59 89 204 4 Mohammed Ali 89 48 73 210 5 Alan Porter 41 76 96 213 6 41 48 63 7 (a) Write down the formula which should go in cell E2. ..................................................................................................................................... [1] (b) Write down the formula which should go in cell B6. ..................................................................................................................................... [1] [Turn over 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  6. 6. For 6 Examiner’s Use 9 As part of their Business Studies coursework, students are carrying out a survey at a company. They are going to construct a database to store the results of their survey. Each worker at the company has an individual payroll number which starts with a letter and has 5 digits e.g. L12345. Below is part of a questionnaire which some students have created to collect the results. How do you travel to work? 1. What is your payroll number? 2. Which of the following do you mainly use to get to work (please tick one)? Bus Walk Train Car Cycle 3. How many days per week do you work? (a) What would be a suitable field type for: (i) question 1? ................................................................................................................................... (ii) question 2? ................................................................................................................................... (iii) question 3? ................................................................................................................................... [3] 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  7. 7. For 7 Examiner’s Use (b) Name and describe the validation check which would be most suitable to ensure that data entered for question 3 of the questionnaire is acceptable. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [3] 10 The Geography department in a school wants to set up an automatic weather station connected to a computer. (a) Name three variables which will be measured by sensors. 1 ................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................... 3 .............................................................................................................................. [3] (b) Why is the computer unable to read the data directly from the sensors? ..................................................................................................................................... [1] (c) What device is needed to enable it to do so? ..................................................................................................................................... [1] (d) Give three advantages to the Geography department of having a computerised system rather than a manual weather system. 1 ................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................. [3] [Turn over 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  8. 8. For 8 Examiner’s Use 11 A student is going to create a database. Put the following steps into the correct order for her to follow. Print the results. Verify the data. Collect the data. Enter the data. 1 .......................................................................................................................................... 2 .......................................................................................................................................... 3 .......................................................................................................................................... 4 ..................................................................................................................................... [4] 12 For a home central heating system name one input and one output and describe the processing which occurs. Input ........................................................................................................................................ Output ..................................................................................................................................... Processing ............................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. [5] 13 A publisher sells a CD ROM of Shakespeare’s plays. This is the same price as the book. Give two advantages and two disadvantages of using the CD ROM compared to the book. Advantage 1 ............................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................. Advantage 2 ............................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................. Disadvantage 1 ........................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................. Disadvantage 2 ........................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................. [4] 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  9. 9. For 9 Examiner’s Use 14 A school newsletter contains only text. The head teacher wants to use a computer to add graphics including a picture of the school. LEOMINISTER GRAMMER SCHOOL LEOMINISTER GRAMMER SCHOOL Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp.kkdskm pmc kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsv kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj j ls isvknj Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn l Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod s sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdf rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao Loua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao ao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol js kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanla kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. osdnno sdoij sod o osdu a osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fg osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod j ls isvknj Tjua hjs si soa apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk u kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. s sos o osk o sdcod oaam j ls isvknj Tjua hjs si soa ojanx io kkdskm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod s sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osd kkdskm kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sds jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao ao Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls is Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls is Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as a. kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. kkdskm pmc apap. kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls is kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls isvknj kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as asp. Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao aod kkdskm pmc apap aple sd, s sdsll gb fgb ikk uioli om drdfv rdvfv thr fsvij ls is kdlsol jsdk jd i sdkusdm uj oksd osdnno sdoij sod o osdu aowijj poqas as a. Tjua hjs si soa ojanx iou oaoanlao las asjam kjn lsls sos o osk o sdcod oaamsao (a) Describe how he could obtain a picture of the school and how he could place it in the document. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [3] (b) Name two suitable sources of graphics, other than that described in (a). Suggest a method which would be used to include these in the document. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [3] (c) The head teacher needs 1000 of these newsletters and would like them in colour. Give two reasons why this may not be a good idea. 1 ................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................. [2] [Turn over 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  10. 10. For 10 Examiner’s Use 15 A school is going to introduce an automatic registration system controlled by computer. Students will carry a card which will be automatically read by an input device every morning so that the school office will know that they are present. (a) Name a suitable input device to read the card. ..................................................................................................................................... [1] (b) List one item of information which will be recorded on the card. ..................................................................................................................................... [1] (c) Instead of using the card-based system the school IT teacher suggests using student fingerprints. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of either system. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [3] 16 Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet for home shopping. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. [4] 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  11. 11. For 11 Examiner’s Use 17 A school has just received its IGCSE examination results which are better than the previous year. The results for the last three years are stored in this spreadsheet. A B C 1 Percentage of 2 Year students passing 3 4 2001 89.4 5 2002 92.3 6 2003 94.6 7 (a) Explain how the head teacher will present these figures in the form of a graph. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [3] (b) The head teacher wants to include this graph in a multimedia presentation to parents. Describe how he would do this. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... [2] [Turn over 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004
  12. 12. For 12 Examiner’s Use 18 Describe how a microprocessor-controlled streetlight works. In your description include the input, processing and output involved. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. [5] University of Cambridge International Examinations is part of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), which is itself a department of the University of Cambridge 0418/01/M/J/04 © UCLES 2004

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