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Metal and Engineering – Performance band descriptions

The typical examination performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Consistently and correctly communicates using precise industry and enterprise 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 and theoretical applications.
  • Applies an in-depth knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Evaluates all stages of specific tasks within the metal industry.
  • Demonstrates an extensive understanding of legislation as it applies to the metal industry.
  • Exhibits a comprehensive understanding of drawing interpretation and its importance in industry practice.
  • 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 and enterprise 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 and theoretical applications.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Analyses all elements of specific tasks within the metal industry.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of legislation as it applies to the metal industry.
  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of drawing interpretation and its importance in industry practice.
  • Demonstrates accomplished judgement and reasoning to select, organise and evaluate relevant information from a variety of sources.

Band 4

  • Communicates using appropriate industry and enterprise terminology.
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding and application of the performance required in the use of a range of tools and theoretical applications.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Analyses elements of specific tasks in the metal industry.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of legislation as it applies to the metal industry.
  • Exhibits a general understanding of drawing interpretation and its relationship to industry practice.
  • Frames written responses in a descriptive manner.

Band 3

  • Communicates using basic industry and enterprise terminology.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the performance required in the use of a limited range of tools and theoretical applications.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Comprehends basic elements of specific tasks in the metal industry.
  • Displays a limited understanding of legislation that applies to the metal industry.
  • Exhibits a general understanding of drawing interpretation.
  • 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 and theoretical applications.
  • Demonstrates a limited knowledge and understanding relevant to specific competencies.
  • Recounts elements of specific tasks in the metal industry.
  • Displays an elementary understanding of legislation that applies to the metal industry.
  • Exhibits some understanding of drawing interpretation.
  • Frames written responses using unsupported generalisations and irrelevant material.

Band 1

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