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Design and Technology Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • demonstrates a high level of understanding of design theory and the factors affecting design
  • critically analyses the factors which influence design and technological development
  • exemplifies quality design practice and is innovative in applying design theory
  • selects from, and effectively uses a wide range of research methodologies and communication techniques
  • selects and appropriately uses materials, tools and techniques and manages the production of an outstanding major design project
  • comprehensively evaluates processes undertaken in their own and other’s design and technological activities
  • critically assesses the impact of current and emerging technologies

Band 5

  • demonstrates a detailed understanding of design theory and the factors affecting design
  • analyses the factors which influence design and technological development
  • applies understanding of design theory to exhibit quality design practice
  • selects from, and uses appropriately a range of research methodologies and communication techniques
  • selects and appropriately uses materials, tools and techniques and manages the production of a high quality major design project
  • evaluates processes undertaken in their own and other’s design and technological activities
  • assesses the impact of current emerging technologies

Band 4

  • demonstrates a sound understanding of design theory and the factors affecting design
  • explains the factors which influence design and technological development
  • applies understanding of design theory to display good design practice
  • selects and uses a range of research methodologies and communication techniques
  • selects and uses materials, tools and techniques and manages the production of a major design product of substantial quality
  • explains processes undertaken in their own and other's design and technological activities
  • demonstrates a broad knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies

Band 3

  • demonstrates a basic understanding of design theory and the factors affecting design
  • describes the factors which influence design and technological development
  • develops and implements design ideas
  • conducts basic research and presents findings and ideas using only one or two communication techniques
  • uses materials, tools and techniques and manages the production of a satisfactory major design project
  • describes processes undertaken in their own and other's design and technological activities
  • demonstrates a basic knowledge of current and emerging technologies

Band 2

  • demonstrates a limited understanding of design theory and the factors affecting design
  • identifies some factors which influence design and technological development
  • implements design ideas
  • conducts limited research and communicates ideas in a simple way
  • uses materials, tools and techniques to produce an elementary major design project
  • identifies design criteria for their own and other's design and technological activities
  • demonstrates an elementary knowledge of current and emerging technologies

Band 1

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