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90931: Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry in a technological application

Updated June 2014. This document has been updated in its entirety to address new issues that have arisen from moderation.

This standard involves demonstrating understanding of the chemistry in a technological application

Planning and reporting

Intent of this standard is to demonstrate understanding of chemistry in a technological application rather than research.

The application needs to be at Level 6 of the curriculum.

A formal test is not the appropriate way to assess this standard.

Presentation is not restricted to a written report.

Students should be provided with sufficient resource material to complete their report. However, they may use own additional material if they wish.

Assessing

Achievement (‘demonstrate understanding’) requires the describing or giving an account of the chemistry related to the use of the chosen application.

Merit (‘demonstrate in-depth understanding’) requires an explanation of how or why the chemistry applies to the use of the chosen application.

Excellence (‘demonstrate comprehensive understanding’) involves linking the chemistry to the application. Linking may include elaborating, justifying, evaluating, comparing and contrasting or analysing.

The assessment schedule should contain a generic evidence statement with one example of the type of evidence required.

 
 
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