Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Technology 2021

General information

Domain

Generic Technology

Method of assessment

Submitted report

Standards

91358  91359  91360  91363

Information relating to all achievement standards

Candidates are required to send a separate submission for each standard. Specific instructions submission and authenticity requirements will be provided for schools at the end of Term 2 on the Technology subject page.

Schools are encouraged to submit candidate work digitally by upload to the NZQA digital external submission drive. 

In 2021, hard copy submissions will continue to be accepted. 

Format of the assessment

Each standard requires a separate written report. A report is an organised collection of evidence that clearly demonstrates the candidate's understanding with reference to a specific standard. 

For both hard copy and digital submissions:

  • reports must not exceed the equivalent of 10 single-sided A4 pages (e.g. 5 single-sided A3 pages)
  • font size must be set at the rough equivalent of 12pt Arial
  • margins should be set at roughly 2.5cm (top and bottom, left and right).

Material in the report

A report may include:

  • annotated photographic evidence of: a process, or processes, an outcome, or outcomes (including mock-ups and prototypes)
  • annotated illustrations (e.g. graphics, design sketches, drawings, photographs, screenshots)
  • written descriptions, explanations, and discussions
  • material from research sources
  • any combination of the above. 

Where evidence of a candidate's technological practice or outcome helps to demonstrate understanding, then evidence of the outcome or practice can be included. Evidence of the practice or the outcome in itself is not sufficient to demonstrate understanding. Evidence from practice or evidence of an outcome can assist a candidate to demonstrate understanding where it is the basis for a reflection on what was done and why it was done. 

The outcome itself or a mock-up, including toiles, must not be submitted. 

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91358

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports risk management

Version

3

Number of credits

4


Standard

91359

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation in product development

Version

3

Number of credits

4


Standard

91360

Title

Demonstrate understanding of redundancy and reliability in technological systems

Version

3

Number of credits

4


Standard

91363

Title

Demonstrate understanding of sustainability in design

Version

3

Number of credits

4


For standard-specific comments view the Assessment Report for the previous year.

Technology subject page

Examination timetable and submission dates

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