Assessment Report

Level 3 Education For Sustainability (EFS) 2020

Standards 90831  91736

 

90831: Analyse the impact that policies have on a sustainable future

Part A: Commentary

The portfolio assessment specifications provide a useful degree of clarity around what is required for passing grades.

This standard is a portfolio assessment, culminating in a written report based on a significant period of learning. There is evidence that some candidates approach this portfolio assessment as an exercise more akin to an internal research report. The net result is that these portfolios lack the depth of analysis expected.

  

Part B: Report on standards

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly: 

  • identified the forces that shaped two policies
  • explained the relationship between the two policies and aspects of sustainability
  • explained the practices associated with the two policies
  • crafted conclusions based on evidence and examples of the impact of the policies on aspects of sustainability.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • could not identify the forces that shaped two policies
  • did not explain the relationship between the policies and the aspects of sustainability
  • drew inaccurate conclusions, based on evidence and examples of the impact of the policies on the aspects of sustainability.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • identified at least two forces that shaped two policies
  • explained how forces shaped the two policies within the context of sustainability
  • evaluated in depth the extent to which the policies achieved their intended outcomes
  • included reference to Māori concepts and values relating to the environment.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • discussed the ability of both policies to achieve their intent
  • analysed, demonstrating insight, the extent to which both policies have potential to achieve a sustainable future
  • included Māori concepts and values relating to the natural environment in the analysis. 

 


 

91736:  Analyse how different world-views, and the values and practices associated with them, impact on sustainability

Part A: Commentary

Interpretation of ‘a worldview’ did not, in some cases, reflect the definition provided in the standard. The use of Wikipedia as a reference source was strongly favoured by some candidates, which is not best practice. 

 

Part B: Report on standards

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly:

  • used evidence to explain the relationship between the values and practices, and aspects of sustainability
  • crafted conclusions about the present and future consequences of the different worldviews for sustainability.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • provided insufficient explanation of the relationship between the values and practices, and aspects of sustainability
  • provided inaccurate conclusions about the present and future consequences of the different worldviews for sustainability. 

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • crafted informed conclusions, based on evidence and examples, about the similarities and differences of the worldviews in terms of their impact on aspects of sustainability.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • crafted insightful conclusions, based on evidence and relevant examples, featuring the complexities associated with different worldviews, and how these complexities impact on the aspects of sustainability. 

 

EFS subject page

2018 is the first year for which reports are available.

Previous years' reports
2019 (PDF, 204KB)2018 (PDF, 102KB) 

 
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