Design and Technologies
Years 9 and 10
Design and Technologies - Above satisfactory - Years 9 and 10
This portfolio of student work shows that the student can explain how people working in design and technologies occupations consider factors that impact on design decisions and the technologies used to produce products (WS4), services and environments (WS1, WS2). The student identifies the changes necessary to designed solutions to realise preferred futures they have described (WS1, WS3). When producing designed solutions for identified needs or opportunities, the student evaluates the features of technologies and their appropriateness for purpose for one or more of the technologies contexts (WS2, WS3, WS4).
The student creates designed solutions for one or more of the technologies contexts (WS4) based on a critical evaluation of needs or opportunities (WS2, WS3). They establish detailed criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and use these to evaluate their ideas and designed solutions and processes (WS3, WS4). They create and connect design ideas and processes of increasing complexity, and justify decisions (WS2, WS3, WS4). The student communicates and documents projects (WS3, WS4) including marketing for a range of audiences (WS2). They independently and collaboratively apply sequenced production and management plans when producing designed solutions, making adjustments to plans when necessary (WS3, WS4). They select and use appropriate technologies skilfully and safely to produce high-quality designed solutions suitable for the intended purpose (WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5).