Science - annotated exemplars level 1 AS90950 (Resource A)

Investigate Interactions Between Humans and Micro-organisms (1.11A)

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Exemplar 1:  Low Excellence

  CommentaryStudent response

The student has covered the report, the poster and the pamphlet at a high level.

Links have been made between decomposers, life processes and composting.

In the report page 3 the role of environmental factors is fully explained.

The poster does show these links and is therefore excellence.

Pamphlet is Excellence. This does describe why composting is important to families.
Student 1 page 1 (JPG, 486KB) Student 1 page 2 (JPG, 681KB)
Student 1 page 3 (JPG, 873KB) Student 1 page 4 (JPG, 631KB)
 
Student 1 page 5 (JPG, 495KB)  

 

 

 

Exemplar 2:  High Merit

  CommentaryStudent response

The student has covered the report, the poster and the pamphlet at a high level.

Links have generally been made between decomposers, life processes and composting.

The poster does not fully show these links and is therefore not excellence.

Pamphlet is Excellence.
Student 2 page 1 (JPG, 944KB) Student 2 page 2 (JPG, 1.5MB)
Student 2 page 3 (JPG, 1.4MB) Student 2 page 4 (JPG, 429KB)
Student 2 page 5 (JPG, 569KB) Student 2 page 6 (JPG, 559KB)

Exemplar 3:  Low Merit

  CommentaryStudent response

The student has covered the report, the poster and the pamphlet at a merit level.

Some links have been made between decomposers, life processes and composting but at a merit level.

The poster does not fully show these links and is therefore not excellence.

Pamphlet does not state why composting useful to people.
Student 3 page 1 (JPG, 581KB) Student 3 page 2 (JPG, 1.1MB)
Student 3 page 3 (JPG, 911KB) Student 3 page 4 (JPG, 383KB)

Student 3 page 5 (JPG, 558KB) Student 3 page 6 (JPG, 1MB)
Student 3 page 7 (JPG, 411KB) Student 3 page 8 (JPG, 1.2MB)
Student 3 page 9 (JPG, 1.2MB) Student 3 page 10 (JPG, 1.1MB)

Student 3 page 11 (JPG, 271KB)

Student 3 page 12 (JPG, 611KB)

Exemplar 4:  High Achieved

  CommentaryStudent response

A High A because all aspects of the task have been covered but no real linking between the life processes of decomposers and composting.

Like Bridget’s report but this report does look the links between the science and composting. Evidence for this is found in the pamphlet.

No benefits covered.
Student 4 page 1 (JPG, 435KB) Student 4 page 2 (JPG, 358KB)
Student 4 page 3 (JPG, 875KB) Student 4 page 4 (JPG, 311KB)
Student 4 page 5 (JPG, 531KB) Student 4 page 6 (JPG, 383KB)

Exemplar 5:  Low Achieved

  CommentaryStudent response

This report, poster and guides do cover all aspects of the task.

There is descriptions given of composting, but these are only descriptions. No linking as to how this could happen.

Eg: air vents in the side let oxygen in but not why this improves composting.

Benefits not covered.
Student 5 page 1 (JPG, 469KB) Student 5 page 2 (JPG, 1.5MB)
Student 5 page 3 (JPG, 636KB) Student 5 page 4 (JPG, 568KB)
Student 5 page 5 (JPG, 338KB) Student 5 page 6 (JPG, 610KB)
Student 5 page 7 (JPG, 874KB) Student 5 page 8 (JPG, 1.1MB)

Exemplar 6:  High Not Achieved

  CommentaryStudent response

The description of fungi and bacteria is complete but there is no description of how they work together to make compost.

The description of how they make compost is essential for this task.
Student 6 page 1 (JPG, 650KB) Student 6 page 2 (JPG, 351KB)
Student 6 page 3 (JPG, 671KB) Student 6 page 4 (JPG, 372KB)
 
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