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Construction – Performance band descriptions

The typical examination performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Consistently and correctly communicates using precise industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the audience and situation.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding and application of the performance required in the use of a range of tools, plant and equipment.
  • Applies an in-depth knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Consistently and reliably applies the skills required to interpret plans, and calculate dimensions, quantities and costs.
  • Demonstrates an extensive understanding of legislation, regulations and practices as they apply to the construction industry.
  • Exhibits a comprehensive understanding of the organisation of work operations and sequencing of trades and their importance in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrates critical judgment and sound reasoning to select, organise, synthesise and evaluate relevant information from a variety of sources.

Band 5

  • Communicates, using specific industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the audience and situation.
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding and application of the performance required in the use of a range of tools, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Demonstrates a detailed ability to interpret plans and calculate dimensions, quantities and costs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of legislation, regulations and practices as they apply to the construction industry.
  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of the organisation of work operations and sequencing of trades and their importance in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrates accomplished judgement and reasoning to select, organise and evaluate relevant information from a variety of sources.

Band 4

  • Communicates, using industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the workplace.
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding and application of the performance required in the use of a range of tools, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Demonstrates a basic ability to interpret plans and calculate dimensions, quantities and costs.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of legislation, regulations and practices as they apply to the construction industry.
  • Exhibits a general understanding of the organisation of work operations and sequencing of trades and their importance in the construction industry.
  • Frames written responses in a descriptive manner.

Band 3

  • Communicates using basic industry terminology.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the performance required in the use of a limited range of tools, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Demonstrates a limited ability to interpret simple plans and perform some calculations of dimensions, quantities and costs.
  • Demonstrates a limited understanding of legislation, regulations and practices as they apply to the construction industry.
  • Exhibits a general understanding of work operations and sequencing of trades.
  • Frames written responses using unsupported generalisations.

Band 2

  • Communicates using non-industry specific terms.
  • Demonstrates a superficial understanding of the performance required in the use of a limited range of tools, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a limited knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Demonstrates a limited ability to interpret simple plans.
  • Displays an elementary understanding of legislation, regulations and practices as they apply to the construction industry.
  • Exhibits some understanding of work operations and/or sequencing of trades.
  • Frames written responses using unsupported generalisations and irrelevant material.

Band 1

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