Make sure your project (you can do it in Word or PowerPoint) covers *at least* the following: (taken and adapted from the OCR spec)
Description of the problem (in your own words)
Description of end-user/clilent and his/her needs
identify the requirements for a solution to the problem
Success Criteria: Set clear objectives that need to be achieved in order for your project to be successful
Breaking the Problem down | Task Setting
Input - Processing - Output (Data Requirements). (*What data will be going in, what processing/calculations will be needed and what will be the expected outputs?)
Test Plan (write a paragraph and also create a table to show all the tests you will carry out (on different users if applicable) to test the system against the success criteria. Test every part of the system.
Validation used (consider all the validation you will need to add to make it a robust solution)
Recap: The Systems Life Cycle
Recap - the systems life cycle (or software development cycle). Note that different terminology is used, but we will be using the following terms: ANALYSIS - DESIGN - DEVELOPMENT -TESTING - EVALUATION
Sneak peek at a former A* attempt
*Note this is for a much smaller task (Task 1 of 3)
An OCR High B grade exemplar
Time for you to try it yourself
A great way to familiarize yourself with what a controlled assessment will be like. Read through the task - it starts on page 3 and start analysing!