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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

2016 Food Technology Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)

2 unit Food Technology

2016 Candidature - 3535

Band 6
(6.9%)

Demonstrates extensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of food manufacture and product development, the Australian food industry, and contemporary food issues. Displays expertise in applying theoretical concepts to a comprehensive range of practical activities in food technology. Effectively communicates information using explicit technical language in a concise and focused format. Displays a high degree of interpretive, analytical and reporting skills in dealing with food technology concepts. Demonstrates evidence of well-developed critical thinking skills in debate and discussion of issues surrounding relevant food technologies. Designs creative solutions to food technology issues.
Band 5
(22.99%)

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of food manufacture and product development, the Australian food industry, and contemporary food issues. Displays competence in applying this knowledge to a range of practical activities in food technology. Effectively communicates information using specific technical detail and accurate terminology. Clearly demonstrates the ability to interpret, analyse and organise information. Shows evidence of critical thinking in discussion of issues surrounding relevant food technologies.
Band 4
(29.58%)

Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding of food manufacture and product development, the Australian food industry, and contemporary food issues. Displays skill in applying knowledge to a range of practical activities in food technology. Communicates successfully using appropriate terminology. Analyses and interprets information with attempts to organise thoughts and ideas. Displays a broad understanding of the impact of technologies on society and the environment.
Band 3
(22.77%)

Recalls some specific food technology facts. Displays limited skill in applying knowledge to practical activities in food technology. Expresses ideas in simple form using correct terminology and with limited discussion and analysis. Displays some awareness of the impact of technologies on society and the environment.
Band 2
(15.02%)

Recalls general information about food. Communicates using basic terminology and simple explanations. Applies basic food facts to a limited number of practical activities in food technology. Displays some comprehension of content with a limited application of knowledge.
Band 1
(2.71%)

A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.
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