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Performance Band descriptions

Senior Science

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • demonstrates an extensive knowledge and understanding of the course content including context, prescribed focus areas and domain
  • analyses, evaluates and presents scientific information in a variety of appropriate forms
  • identifies and quantifies relationships in scientific data
  • explains scientific principles and laws and applies them to unfamiliar situations
  • applies high level critical thinking skills in developing appropriate solutions to problems involving experimental design
  • analyses and applies explanatory models
  • makes and justifies judgments based on evidence and ethical considerations and communicates these effectively
Band 5
  • demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of the course content including context, prescribed focus areas and domain
  • interprets and presents scientific information in an appropriate form
  • comprehends, classifies and analyses data
  • explains scientific principles and laws and applies them to familiar situations
  • describes scientific method and applies it to experimental design
  • describes and interprets explanatory models of scientific principles
  • makes judgments based on evidence and ethical considerations and communicates these effectively
Band 4
  • demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding of the course content including context, prescribed focus areas and domain
  • comprehends, classifies and presents scientific data in a variety of forms
  • applies some scientific principles and laws to familiar situations
  • describes scientific method and experimental design
  • describes explanatory models of some scientific principles
  • expresses opinions based on evidence and ethical considerations and communicates these effectively
Band 3
  • demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of the course content including context, prescribed focus areas and domain
  • classifies and presents simple scientific data
  • describes simple experiments using text and diagrams
  • recalls some scientific principles and explanatory models
Band 2
  • demonstrates a limited knowledge and understanding of the course content including context, prescribed focus areas and domain
  • communicates simple scientific information and experimental data
  • recalls some aspects of experimental work and scientific principles
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