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Work Sample : Robyn

Activity : Designing and making a model of a shelter

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

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Robyn 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 made. The steps followed have been adequately documented but this section has been written in prose, not as a procedural text, and there is a lack of technical language. Robyn has listed appropriate materials but glue has been omitted. Some effective joining techniques have been selected and used, and the model has been competently constructed. The sketch has been clearly labelled and resembles the finished product. The suitability of the shelter has been tested and suggestions for improvement have been made. 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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