Information Technology in a Global Society ITGS IB

ITGS Exam Papers

Exams Prep for ITGS

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ITGS Exam Paper 2

Paper Two Analysis


Every exam paper has the same 4 questions... the only difference is the article.

Time Frame: 1 hour 15 minutes

Question 1) Criterion A — The issue and stakeholder(s)
1. (a) Describe one social/ethical concern related to the IT system in the article.
1. (b) Describe the relationship of one primary stakeholder to the IT system in the article.

 

Suggested Time Allocation for Question 1: 10min
Marks allocated for Question 1: 4 Marks

 

Question 1 Tips:

  • be sure to link (a) and (b) so the IT system you discuss in (a) is the IT system you discuss in (b) and the stakeholder you identify and discuss - you discuss in relation to the same IT system.

  • Cite something from the article i.e. clear evidence that you read/understand the article and use the article in you answer

  • Bullet points are fine if you are short of time

  • Don't waste words on "in this question about xxxx and yyy I will answer with yyy" Instead - jump straight to the answer.

 

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Question 2) Criterion B — The IT concepts and processes
2. (a) Describe, step-by-step, how the IT system works.
2. (b) Explain the relationship between the IT system and the social/ethical concern described in Criterion A.
 

Suggested Time Allocation for Question 2: 15min

Marks allocated for Question 1: 6 Marks

 

Question 2 Tips:

  • This question usually identifies some key IT words for you to focus on (e.g.  GPS-based geolocation, use of smartphones, WiFi, gps positioning, video streaming to operate drones, social networking websites used by university admissions officers to access student information) and these key words come from Strand 3:

    • 3.1 Hardware

    • 3.2 Software

    • 3.3 Networks

    • 3.4 Internet

    • 3.5 Personal & public communications

    • 3.6 Multimedia/digital media

    • 3.7 Databases

    • 3.8 Spreadsheets, modelling & simulations

  • Step By Step --- calls for you to identify the key stages of INPUT <-> PROCESSING  {{involves connection to a database &/or algorithm}} <-> OUTPUT

  • Social/Ethical Concern is where you discuss the point/stage/person/component and the relationship to the system. Social/ethical concerns are linked to Strand 1:

    • 1.1 Reliability & Integrity

    • 1.2 Security

    • 1.3 Privacy & Anonymity

    • 1.4 Intellectual Property

    • 1.5 Authenticity

    • 1.6 The digital divide & equality of access

    • 1.7 Surveillance

    • 1.8 Globalization & cultural diversity

    • 1.9 Policies

    • 1.10 Standards & protocols

    • 1.11 People & machines

    • 1.12 Digital citizenship
       

 

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Question 3) Criterion C — The impact of the social/ethical issue(s) on stakeholders
3. Evaluate the impact of the social/ethical issues on the relevant stakeholders.

 

Suggested Time Allocation for Question3: 15min

Marks allocated for Question 3: 8 Marks

 

Question 3 Tips:

  • Be clear to identify the stakeholder (person/group)

  • Be clear to identify the social/ethical issue(s). Social/ethical concerns are linked to Strand 1:

    • 1.1 Reliability & Integrity

    • 1.2 Security

    • 1.3 Privacy & Anonymity

    • 1.4 Intellectual Property

    • 1.5 Authenticity

    • 1.6 The digital divide & equality of access

    • 1.7 Surveillance

    • 1.8 Globalization & cultural diversity

    • 1.9 Policies

    • 1.10 Standards & protocols

    • 1.11 People & machines

    • 1.12 Digital citizenship

  • Make a clear link between the stakeholder and social/ethical issue(s)

  • EVALUATE means to make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations. Therefore, weigh up what limitations/restrictions the stakeholder has in relation to the social/ethical issue(s) and explore the strengths/power/influence the stakeholder has with the social/ethical issue(s).

 

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Question 4) Criterion D — A solution to a problem arising from the article
4. Evaluate one possible solution that addresses at least one problem identified in Criterion C.
Problem identified in Criterion C:

 

Suggested Time Allocation for Question 4: 20min

Marks allocated for Question 4: 8 Marks

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