Work Sample : Ricky

Activity : Designing and making a model of a shelter

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

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Ricky has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of how to design and make a model of a shelter. Some purposes of a shelter have been identified but further expansion would be of benefit. An adequate level of competence is evident in the recording of a procedure. Ricky has provided a clearly labelled drawing showing the design features, but the roof differs from that of the completed 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 well constructed, and the suitability of the shelter has been tested. Some suggestions for modifications to the model have been made but no evaluation of the design process is evident. 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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