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Unit 10 - Investigating ICT in Business
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This unit is a controlled assessment and assesses the subject content in Unit 9 Using ICT in Business. The work must be each candidate’s own individual response, produced under controlled conditions.
 
Level
AO1 (12 marks)
AO2 (14 marks)
AO3 (14 marks)
4
12–10 marks
The candidate selects relevant and detailed data/information from a wide range of sources. Appropriate methods are used to organise and communicate the data/information effectively.
 
The candidate demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of relevant business concepts, issues and terminology.
14–11 marks
The candidate demonstrates the ability to apply effectively and consistently skills, knowledge and understanding when:
 
• thoroughly planning and carrying out the investigation;
• successfully completing key parts of the investigation.
14–11 marks
The candidate draws a range of appropriate conclusions based on:
 
• an analysis of the selected data/information to produce key findings;
• an evaluation, supported by a reasoned justification, of the significance of the key findings.
 
Ideas are well structured and organised in a clear and appropriate form. Spelling,
punctuation and grammar are used accurately. Specialist terms are used frequently and effectively.
3
9 –7 marks
The candidate selects relevant data/information from a range of sources. Some appropriate methods are used to organise and communicate the data/information.
 
The candidate demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of relevant business concepts, issues and terminology.
10 –7 marks
The candidate demonstrates the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding when:
 
• planning and carrying out the
investigation;
• completing aspects of the
investigation.
10 –7 marks
The candidate draws some appropriate conclusions based on:
 
• a partial analysis of selected data/information to produce some findings;
• a judgement, with some justification, of the significance of the findings.
 
Ideas are organised in an appropriate form. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are used with reasonable accuracy. Some appropriate use of specialist terms is evident.
 
2
6 – 4 marks
The candidate selects data/information from a limited range of sources. A limited
attempt is made to organise the data/information.
 
The candidate demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of some relevant business concepts, issues and
terminology.
6 – 4 marks
The candidate demonstrates some ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding when:
 
• carrying out the investigation;
• attempting to complete aspects of the investigation.
6 – 4 marks
The candidate reaches some simple conclusions based on:
 
• a review of selected data/information in order to identify results from the
investigation;
• a basic judgement, based upon limited evidence, of the significance of the investigation’s results.
 
An attempt to organise and structure ideas in an appropriate form. Spelling,
punctuation and grammar are used with some accuracy but there are some errors. Specialist terms are used occasionally.
1
3 –1 marks
The candidate has collated data/
information from a limited range of sources. The data/information is presented without any attempt to organise it.
 
The candidate demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of some
business concepts and issues. There is little use of business terminology.
3 –1 marks
The candidate attempts to apply skills, knowledge and understanding when:
 
• carrying out the investigation;
• describing some outcomes of the investigation.
3 –1 marks
The candidate states some conclusions based on:
 
• collected data/information;
• unsupported judgements.
 
Ideas are presented in a way that is adequate to convey meaning. The rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar are not fully understood and there are frequent errors. Few or no specialist terms are used.
0
0 marks
The candidate presents no relevant data/information nor demonstrates any knowledge and understanding of business
concepts, issues and terminology.
0 marks
The candidate makes no attempt to apply knowledge and understanding to the investigation.
0 marks
The candidate makes no attempt to state conclusions nor analyse and evaluate evidence.
 
 
 
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