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Design A Game Competition! – by Quizalize

Design A Game Competition! – by Quizalize

Hello Dear Learners,

Here’s an exciting opportunity if you love to design a game to make learning a fun! If you are good at Imagination, Art & Design, Gaming – then, you should go for it.

Quizalize is an online fun assessment tool used in schools. Students appear for a quiz and as students answer the questions, they score points in fun team games on the screen. This friendly competition encourages students to answer questions correctly.

Competition in brief:-

  1. You need to design and draw a game.
  2. Explain your designed game. Explanation is equally important
  3. Deadline – 30th April 2018.

Registration and more details

Thanks & Regards

Design & ICT Team

G9 ICT Term 2 Exam Syllabus & Paper Style

G9 ICT Term 2 Exam Syllabus & Paper Style

Dear Learners & Parents,

The Syllabus for Term 2 ICT Theory and Practical Exams is as below

Theory

1 Types and components of computer systems
1.1 hardware and software
1.2 the main components of computer systems
1.3 operating systems
1.4 types of computer
1.5 impact of emerging technologies

2 Input and output devices
2.1 input devices and their uses
2.2 direct data entry and associated devices
2.3 output devices and their uses

3 Storage devices and media
• identify storage devices, their associated media and their uses, e.g.
––magnetic backing storage media: fixed hard disks and drives, portable and removable hard disks, portable and removable hard drives, magnetic tape drives and magnetic tapes, memory cards
––optical backing storage media (CD/DVD/Blu-ray): CD ROM/DVD ROM, CD R/DVD R,
CD RW/DVD RW, DVD RAM, Blu-ray discs
––solid state backing storage: solid state drives, flash drives (pen drive/memory stick/USB stick)
• describe the advantages and disadvantages of the above devices

5 The effects of using IT
5.1 effects of IT on employment
5.2 effects of IT on working patterns within organisations
5.3 microprocessor-controlled devices in the home
5.4 potential health problems related to the prolonged use of IT equipment

8 Safety and security
8.1 physical safety
8.2 e-safety
8.3 security of data

10 Communication
10.1 communicate with other ICT users using email
10.2 effective use of the internet

Practical

11 File management
11.1 manage files effectively

12 Images
• use software tools to place and edit an image to meet the requirements of its intended application and audience
• know when it is necessary to edit an image and can appropriately:
––place an image with precision
––resize an image
––maintain or adjust the aspect ratio of an image, or distort an image where appropriate
––crop an image
––rotate an image
––reflect an image
––adjust the colour depth of an image
––adjust the brightness of an image
––adjust the contrast of an image
––understand the need to reduce image resolution to increase transmission speed
––reduce the resolution of an image to reduce file size

13 Layout
• use software tools to prepare a basic document to match the purpose and target audience
––create a new document or, where appropriate, open an existing document
––enter text and numbers
––use editing techniques to manipulate text and numbers, including: highlight, delete, move, cut, copy, paste, drag and drop
––place objects into the document from a variety of sources, including: text, image, screenshot, spreadsheet extract, clip art or chart
––create a table with a specified number of rows and columns
––format a table and its contents
––place text or objects in a table
––wrap text around a table, chart or image, including: above, below, square and tight
• use software tools to use headers and footers appropriately within a range of software packages
––create headers and footers
––align consistently within a document the contents of the header and footer including: to left margin, right margin and centre of the page
––place automated objects in headers and footers, including: automated file information, automated page numbering, text, date, time
––explain why headers and footers are needed

14 Styles
• apply styles to ensure consistency of presentation
––explain why consistent styles are required
––apply consistent styles using a variety of application packages
––ensure that page/slide layout is consistent, including: font styles, text alignment, spacing between lines, spacing between paragraphs, spacing before and after headings
––create and apply an appropriate style, including: font type (serif, sans-serif), point size, font colour, alignment, line spacing, style of bullets, text alignment to the left, right, centre or fully justified
––select an appropriate font style for a task, taking into account the audience
––use text enhancement, including: bold, underline, italic, highlight
––create and apply paragraph style(s) with a new style name

15 Proofing
15.1 software tools
• use software tools to ensure that all work produced contains as few errors as possible
––use automated tools, including spell check facilities, to remove errors
15.2 proofing techniques
• accuracy of data entry
––correct errors in data entry, including: transposed numbers, spelling, consistent character spacing, consistent case
––check to ensure consistent line spacing, to remove blank pages/slides, remove widows/orphans, ensure that tables and lists are not split over columns or pages/slides

16 Graphs and charts
17 Document production including mail merge

20 Data analysis

Paper Style Theory
Max Marks 100
Duration 2 Hrs
Practical related questions about 25%

 

Paper Style Practical
Max Marks 60
Duration 1 Hr 50 Mins

Thanks & Regards

ICT Homework

ICT Homework

Dear Learners,

Kindly complete the following:

  1. Practice questions from textbook – Unit 5, Theory Review – Pg. 230-31
  2. https://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/courses/ethical-legal-cultural-and-environmental-concerns
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zbxbkqt/revision
    1. Go through activity, take screenshot
    2. Appear for the test, take screenshot
    3. Email the screenshots to me

Thanks & Regards

G9 ICT Term 1 Exam Syllabus

G9 ICT Term 1 Exam Syllabus

Hello Parents and Students,

The syllabus for term 1 exam is as below:

Theory:

1 Types and components of computer systems
Candidates should be able to:
1.1 hardware and software
• define hardware as consisting of physical components of a computer system
• identify internal hardware devices (e.g. processor, motherboards, random access memory (RAM), read-only memory (ROM), video cards, sound cards and internal hard disk drives)
• identify external hardware devices and peripherals (such as monitors, keyboards, mice, keyboards, printers as input and output devices and external storage devices in general)
• define software as programs for controlling the operation of a computer or processing of electronic data
• identify the two types of software – applications software and system software
• define applications software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database management systems, control software, measuring software, applets and apps, photo-editing software, video-editing software, graphics manipulation software)
• define system software (e.g. compilers, linkers, device drivers, operating systems and utilities)
1.2 the main components of computer systems
• describe the central processing unit including its role
• describe internal memory, i.e. ROM and RAM and the differences between them
• define input and output devices and describe the difference between them
• define secondary/backing storage
1.3 operating systems
• define and describe operating systems which contain a Command Line Interface (CLI)
• define and describe operating systems which contain a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
• describe the differences, including the benefits and drawbacks, between operating systems which contain a CLI and those which contain a GUI
1.4 types of computer
• describe the characteristics of a personal/desktop computer and its uses, both as a standalone and networked computer
• describe the characteristics of a laptop computer and what it is used for, both as a standalone and networked computer
• describe the characteristics of a tablet computer and what it is used for, including its ability to use wireless technology or 3G/4G technology

• describe the computer characteristics of a smartphone and what it is used for in computing terms
• describe the advantages and disadvantages of each type of computer (as above) in comparison with the others (as above)
1.5 impact of emerging technologies
• describe how emerging technologies are having an impact on everyday life (e.g. artificial intelligence, biometrics, vision enhancement, robotics, quantum cryptography, computer-assisted translation, 3D and holographic imaging, virtual reality)
2 Input and output devices
Candidates should be able to:
2.1 input devices and their uses
• identify input devices and their uses, e.g. keyboard, numeric keypad, pointing devices (such as mouse, touchpad, trackerball), remote control, joystick/driving wheel, touch screen, scanners, digital cameras, microphone, sensors (general), temperature sensor, pressure sensor, light sensor, graphics tablet, video camera, web cam
2.2 direct data entry and associated devices
• describe direct data entry and associated devices, e.g. magnetic stripe readers, chip and PIN readers, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers, Magnetic Ink Character Reader (MICR), Optical Mark Reader (OMR), Optical Character Reader (OCR), bar code reader
• identify the advantages and disadvantages of any of the above devices in comparison with others
2.3 output devices and their uses
• identify output devices and their uses, e.g. CRT monitor, TFT/LCD monitor, IPS/LCD monitor, LED monitor, touch screen (as an output device), multimedia projector, laser printer, inkjet printer, dot matrix printer, wide format printer, 3D printer, speakers, motors, buzzers, heaters, lights/lamps
• describe the advantages and disadvantages of any of the above devices
3 Storage devices and media
Candidates should be able to:
• identify storage devices, their associated media and their uses, e.g.
––magnetic backing storage media: fixed hard disks and drives, portable and removable hard disks, portable and removable hard drives, magnetic tape drives and magnetic tapes, memory cards
––optical backing storage media (CD/DVD/Blu-ray): CD ROM/DVD ROM, CD R/DVD R,
CD RW/DVD RW, DVD RAM, Blu-ray discs
––solid state backing storage: solid state drives, flash drives (pen drive/memory stick/USB stick)
• describe the advantages and disadvantages of the above devices

10 Communication
Candidates should be able to:
10.1 communicate with other ICT users using email
• describe the constraints that affect the use of email, including: the laws within a country, acceptable language, copyright, local guidelines set by an employer, the need for security, netiquette, password protection
• define the term spam
• explain why spam needs to be prevented
• describe the methods which can be used to help prevent spam
• explain why email groups are used
10.2 effective use of the internet
• fundamentals of the internet
––define the terms internet and intranet
––explain the differences between the internet, an intranet and the World Wide Web (WWW)
––explain the concept of storage in the cloud
––define and understand the terms: HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), HyperText Transfer Protocol secure variant (HTTPS), Uniform Resource Locator (URL), hyperlink, Internet Service Provider (ISP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
––describe the structure of a web address
––explain what a web browser is used for
––explain what a search engine is used for
––define the term blog and describe the use of a blog as a means of communication
––define the term wiki and describe the use of a wiki as a means of communication
––define the term social networking and describe the use of social networking websites as a means of communication
• advantages and disadvantages of using the internet
––explain why the internet is so popular, giving reasons such as the amount of information available and the speed of accessing information
––explain why an internet search to find relevant information is not always fast
––explain why it is not always easy to find reliable information on the internet
––explain how to evaluate the reliability of information found on the internet

Practical:

17 Document production
Candidates should be able to:
• format text and organise page layout
––set page size
––set page orientation
––set page and gutter margins
––set the number of columns
––set the column width and spacing between columns
––define the terms widow and orphan
––explain why it is necessary to use page, section and column breaks, to adjust pagination and to avoid widows and orphans
––set and remove page, section and column breaks
––set line spacing, including: single, 1.5 times, double, multiple, spacing before and after paragraphs
––set tabulation settings, including: indented paragraphs, hanging paragraphs
––format text as bulleted or numbered lists to meet the needs of the audience
• use software tools to edit tables
––edit a table structure, where necessary, to include: insert row(s), delete row(s), insert column(s), delete column(s), merge cells
––set horizontal cell alignment: left, right, centre, fully justified
––set vertical cell alignment: top, centre, bottom
––format cells and the cell contents, including: show gridlines, hide gridlines, wrap text within a cell, shading/colouring cells
• mail merge a document with a data source
––explain why mail merged documents are created
––edit a master document to insert appropriate fields from a data source
––insert special fields such as date
––select records to merge
––merge a document with selected fields
––save and print merge master document
––save and print selected merged documents as appropriate

Paper 1 Theory – 50 Marks, 1 Hour

Paper 2 Practical – 35 Marks, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Thanks & Regards

Nazim Pirani