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OCR National Unit 1 moderation probelm

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by ctxsak, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. scruffycat

    scruffycat New commenter

  2. scruffycat

    scruffycat New commenter

  3. Is that for the old spec jweb2k? If so I've only ever given them the pre-made downloadable tunes spreadsheet and all they have to do is format it a bit and add a few totals and if they want high marks add =average(foo,bar). My year 7 could do that with about 10 mins advice.
  4. scruffycat

    scruffycat New commenter

    It looks great..but for me the pure professionalism of a document like this is more than level 2 in any course. That said full respect to you if the kids can create soemthing similiar wihtout it being given to them. But would be better as fit for purpose being generated from a database. a nice idea for an A level relational databse report though, thanks
    Who remembers the exemplar docs in the gnvq? GJ I think.
    For me it is think about what the spreadsheet questions look like on a gcse paper (well back in the good old days) and pitch accordingly.
    Why is it they still never get sum...Anyone ever cracked this one?

  5. Old spec and new spec ctxsak. We're a bit rigorous I guess, I even get them to edit their Reports in AO6 after creating them to add the logo of the company on and add formatting. It just makes it more like a business...
  6. The only problem I have with my Invoice solution is that pupils only ever end up using two or three different functions, usually SUM a few times, NOW (to add the date in) and perhaps an IF statement if they feel up to it. I'd ideally like them to VLOOKUP from another sheet to say a product code to auto fill a product description - it seems more rigorous, more like what ICT should be at this level - might integrate that into the 2010 spec.
    Perhaps those of us that are not moving away from OCR and doing the new 2010 should put together a model solution that really pushes Distinction candidates to higher-level understanding of the documents - so not just AO4 D3 Insert >> Quick Parts >> Field >> and pick a random one but some resources on which ones to add, why, who uses them and examples. Yes it'll take time, but we're rewriting resources independently, why not put them together?
    I've started a new topic here to discuss this as it's off the original topic: https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/p/467507/6480133.aspx#6480133
  7. It is at teachers discretion. he should not have downgraded them all from this one only if it was a problem across several piueces of work. Absolutely no weighting in any AO they are all equal and it is a line of best fit. Complain to OCR
  8. BarryRiley

    BarryRiley New commenter

    Regarding the fact that the new spec now says a use of only 'Appropriate slide transitions and animations', sure this is a complete contradiction of terms. I'd view slide transitions to never be appropriate in any situation. They are simply not needed. It would be like telling someone to only use 'appropriate' WordArt.

    In my opinion the OCR Nationals marking scheme 'new and old' is full of things like this. It's like some parts of it have been created by a primary school child who has no idea about design or how things are done in the real world.

    Another example off the top of my head is Unit 3. For a distinction a candidate has to have used images from a list of sources given in the spec. One of the sources is 'Clip Art Library'. This unit is supposed to be about creating professional graphics for a business client. Let's see how many repeat clients you'd get in the real world if you started using ClipArt in your images.

    OCR Nationals seems to specialise in giving marks for what would elsewhere in the ICT world be deemed as poor practice
  9. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Interesting - every professional design studio I've ever been to (3 or 4 of them) has a vast clip-art library that they use. Noticably NOT the MicroSoft one of course [​IMG]

  10. jazz2

    jazz2 New commenter

    Doesn't it depend on the audience?
    Presentation to Y6/Y5 seems to me to work better with transitions. And several slides have animation - not mad text animation, but pictures, for example, that fade in/out (it's a History project - shows how a street has changed, for example).
    Or a presentation in a merged/merging school, with the old school logos coming together and being replaced with the new one.
    Not typical business presentations, but it just strikes me that "never" is a bit absolute.

  11. The thing is,lots of business presentations are being shown through Prezi, which is all about transitions, so you may need to rethink your "never use transitions" mentality.

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