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PERFORMANCE BAND DESCRIPTIONS - FOOD TECHNOLOGY

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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  

 

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