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Work Sample : Bailey

Activity : Designing and making a model of a shelter

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

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Bailey has demonstrated sound 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 included. An adequate level of competence is evident in the recording of the procedure. Bailey has provided a clearly labelled list of materials required to build the shelter rather than a drawing showing the design features of the model. Appropriate tools, materials and joining techniques have been selected and used, and the steps of the procedure have generally been followed. The model has been adequately constructed and the suitability of the shelter has been tested but the evaluation of the design process is minimal and the suggested modifications to the model are only cosmetic. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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