Work Sample : Courtney

Activity : Designing and making a model of a shelter

    Designing and making a model of a shelter - Courtney : Grade Commentary

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Courtney has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of how to design and make a model of a shelter. The purpose of a shelter has been identified and some interesting points have been made. Courtney has provided a clearly labelled drawing that resembles the completed model in most design features. A high level of competence is evident in the writing of an appropriate procedure to construct the model. Appropriate tools, materials and joining techniques have been selected and used. An evaluation of the design process has been provided. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Designing and Making
    Students develop and evaluate design ideas recognising the needs of users or audiences. They implement the design process and evaluate solutions using functional and aesthetic criteria. Students select and safely use equipment, computer-based technology and other resources throughout the processes of design and production.
  • The Made Environment
    Students identify the ways built environments, products and services are constructed or produced. They use a range of techniques, media and information and communication technologies to communicate design ideas to specific audiences. Students explore the properties and uses of both natural and made materials and components.
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