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Revise ICT

Ask Mr Babbage the password to access the BITE revision area.

This unit represents 40% of the total assessment weighting of the
GCSE in ICT qualification. It is assessed through a 1 hour 30 minute examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
Unit 1: Living in a Digital World
Topic 1. Personal digital devices
 Mobile phone
 Personal computers (portable,
desktop)
 Cameras and camcorders
 Games consoles
 Home entertainment systems
 Media players
 Navigation aids
Topic 2. Connectivity
 Digital communications
– device to device (cable, wireless)
– broadcast (TV, radio, GPS)
 Digital data
– information
– communication (email, voice,
video)
– applications (gaming,
peripheral connections)

Topic 3. Operating online
 Worldwide web
 Identification and authentication
 Online accounts
 Personal spaces
 Profiling (public and private)
 Data protection
Topic 4. Online goods and services
 Online ‘shops’/physical goods
 Booking systems for travel, leisure and entertainment
 Banking and other financial services
 Education and training
 Gaming
 News and other information services
 Auctions
 On demand’/streaming entertainment services
 Software as a service
 Software download
 Data storage
 Search engines
Topic 5. Online communities
 Social networking
 Online work spaces
 Virtual learning environments
 User-generated reference sites and social book marking
Topic 6. Issues
 Security
 Privacy
 Health and safety
 Legal and ethical
 Environmental