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Maps Level Descriptors


To reflect progress at Key Stage 3 Level -8, 8, +8 Design Technology.

Level -8
(He/She)
Needs to acquire a greater range of strategies in order to develop proposals.
Responds to information they have collected with support.
Decisions are made in planning based upon limited knowledge of physical and working characteristics of materials.
Identifies conflicting demands on their design.
A greater explanation of how their ideas address a variety of demands is required.
Needs to use more in-depth analysis to develop proposals.
More precision use of tools/ equipment/ materials is needed.
Uses of quality control systems e.g. Jigs, Gauges.
Needs more accuracy when making a series of identical products.
Does not always compare end product to specifications.
Uses appropriate materials and resources most of the time.

Level 8
(He/she)
Develops a range of strategies to develop proposals.
Responds to information they have collected.
Decisions are made in planning based upon sound knowledge of physical and working characteristics of materials.
Identifies conflicting demands on their design.
Explains how their ideas address demands.
Uses analysis to develop proposals.
Shows precision use of tools/ equipment/ materials.
Uses of quality control systems e.g. Jigs, Gauges.
Shows accuracy makes a series of identical products.
Can compare end product to specifications.
Uses appropriate materials and resources.

Level 8+
(He/She)
Develops a range of strategies to develop proposals.
Responds to information they have collected.
Should recognise the needs of a variety of customers.
Decisions are made in planning based upon sound knowledge of physical and working characteristics of materials.
Needs to make better use of time.
Identifies conflicting demands on their design.
Explains how their ideas address demands.
Uses analysis to develop proposals.
Must develop greater presentation skills.
Shows precision use of tools/ equipment/ materials.
Uses of quality control systems e.g. Jigs, Gauges.
Shows accuracy.
Must make products that meet all specifications.
Can compare end product to specifications.
Uses appropriate materials and resources.
Must understand suitability of product to particular client group.

 

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