Criterion A: Inquiring and Analyzing

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

i. explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem

ii. construct a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem

iii. analyze a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem

iv. develop a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research.

 

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

1–2

The student:

i. states the need for a solution to a problem

ii. states some of the main findings of relevant research.

 

3–4

The student:

i. outlines the need for a solution to a problem

ii. states the research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance

iii. outlines one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem

iv. develops a basic design brief, which outlines some of relevant research.

 

5–6

The student:

i. explains the need for a solution to a problem

ii. constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance

iii. describes a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem

iv. develops a design brief, which outlines the findings of relevant research.

 

7–8

The student:

i. explains and justifies the need for a solution to a problem

ii. constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently

iii. analyses a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem

iv. develops a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research.

 

 

Criterion B: Developing ideas

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

i. develop a design specification which outlines the success criteria for the design of a solution based on the data collected

ii. present a range of feasible design ideas, which can be correctly interpreted by others

iii. present the chosen design and outline the reasons for its selection

iv. develop accurate planning drawings/diagrams and outline requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.

 

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

1–2

The student:

i. lists a few basic success criteria for the design of a solution

ii. presents one design idea, which can be interpreted by others

iii. creates incomplete planning drawings/diagrams.

 

3–4

The student:

i. constructs a list of the success criteria for the design of a solution

ii. presents a few feasible design ideas, using an appropriate medium(s) or explains key features, which can be interpreted by others

iii. outlines the main reasons for choosing the design with reference to the design specification

iv. creates planning drawings/diagrams or lists requirements for the chosen solution.

 

5–6

The student:

i. develops design specifications, which identify the success criteria for the design of a solution

ii. presents a range of feasible design ideas, using an appropriate medium(s) and explains key features, which can be interpreted by others

iii. presents the chosen design and outlines the main reasons for its selection with reference to the design specification

iv. develops accurate planning drawings/diagrams and lists requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.

 

7–8

The student:

i. develops a design specification which outlines the success criteria for the design of a solution based on the data collected

ii. presents a range of feasible design ideas, using an appropriate medium(s) and annotation, which can be correctly interpreted by others

iii. presents the chosen design and outlines the reasons for its selection with reference to the design specification

iv. develops accurate planning drawings/diagrams and outlines requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.

 

 

Criterion C: Creating the solution

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

i. construct a logical plan, which outlines the efficient use of time and resources, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

ii. demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

iii. follow the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended explain changes made to the chosen design and the plan when making the solution.

iv. present the solution as a whole

 

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

1–2

The student:

i. demonstrates minimal technical skills when making the solution

ii. creates the solution, which functions poorly and is presented in an incomplete form.

 

3–4

The student:

i. outlines each step in a plan that contains some details, resulting in peers having difficulty following the plan to create the solution

ii. demonstrates satisfactory technical skills when making the solution

iii. creates the solution, which partially functions and is adequately presented

iv. outlines changes made to the chosen design or plan when making the solution.

 

5–6

The student:

i. constructs a plan, which considers time and resources, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

ii. demonstrates competent technical skills when making the solution

iii. creates the solution, which functions as intended and is presented appropriately

iv. outlines changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution.

 

7–8

The student:

i. constructs a logical plan, which outlines the efficient use of time and resources, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

ii. demonstrates excellent technical skills when making the solution

iii. follows the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended and is presented appropriately

iv. explains changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the

 

 

 Criterion D: Evaluating

Maximum: 8

At the end of year 3, students should be able to:

i. describe detailed and relevant testing methods, which generate accurate data, to measure the success of the solution

ii. explain the success of the solution against the design specification

iii. describe how the solution could be improved

iv. describe the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.

 

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

1–2

The student:

i. describes a testing method, which is used to measure the success of the solution

ii. states the success of the solution.

 

3–4

The student:

i. describes a relevant testing method, which generates data, to measure the success of the solution

ii. outlines the success of the solution against the design specification based on relevant product testing

iii. lists the ways in which the solution could be improved

iv. outlines the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.

 

5–6

The student:

i. describes relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution

ii. describes the success of the solution against the design specification based on relevant product testing

iii. outlines how the solution could be improved

iv. describes the impact of the solution on the client/target audience, with guidance.

 

7–8

The student:

i. describes detailed and relevant testing methods, which generate accurate data, to measure the success of the solution

ii. explains the success of the solution against the design specification based on authentic product testing

iii. describes how the solution could be improved

iv. describes the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.