Technology - annotated exemplars level 1 AS91059

Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials (1.22)

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Low Excellence

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Student 1 (PDF, 59KB)

For Excellence, the student needs to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of basic concepts to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • discussing why resistant materials require particular techniques for their safe handling and use
  • discussing why techniques and resistant materials are combined in different ways across two or more situations.

Comprehensive understanding is demonstrated by referring to concepts that relate to a cabinet that the student made.

The student discusses why a range of materials such as pinus radiata, MDF, rimu and teflon require particular techniques for their safe handling and use (1). The discussion describes a range of material characteristics (1).

The student compares and contrasts some combinations of techniques (marking out, cutting, joining and finishing) and materials (pine, rimu, MDF) (2) (3).

To meet the requirements of Excellence more securely, the student could compare a broader range of materials and techniques in other situations (perhaps including situations outside of their own practice), i.e. metals or composites. This advances the opportunity for the discussion required at this level.

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 45KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate in-depth understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • explaining how the characteristics of resistant materials influence safe technique selection
  • explaining which combinations of techniques and resistant materials would be suitable for use in a situation.

The student explains material characteristics of a range of timbers, and appropriate measures to minimise safety risks when working with the material to make a kitchen work table (1). The explanation includes reasoning for why particular techniques were selected and what may or may not happen as a result of the selection.

The student explains combinations of materials and techniques (such as marking out pine and rimu) which are suitable for the kitchen work table. Links to characteristics of the material are made (2).

To meet the requirements of Excellence, the student needs to present discussions. For example, this might include comparing and contrasting with other techniques that may have been used or the characteristics of other materials that may differently impact on technique selection.

Low Merit

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Student 3 (PDF, 45KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate in-depth understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • explaining how the characteristics of resistant materials influence safe technique selection
  • explaining which combinations of techniques and resistant materials would be suitable for use in a situation.

The student explains some of the characteristics of pinus radiata and some of the safety precautions when making a cabinet from this timber (1).

The student gives some explanation of combinations of techniques and materials to make a cabinet, more so for joining and finishing (2) (3).

To meet the requirements of Merit more securely, the student needs to show more links between characteristics and safe handling and use. Also, the explanation should show more combinations of techniques that relate to the characteristics of the materials involved.

High Achieved

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Student response

Student 4 (PDF, 46KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • describing characteristics of resistant materials
  • explaining safe techniques to be used with resistant materials
  • describing which combinations of techniques and resistant materials would be suitable for use in a situation.

The student describes characteristics that affect how pinus radiata is worked when making a cabinet (1). They explain safety and its role in their work as related to particular tasks (2). The student also explains why some cutting, joining and finishing techniques are suitable for different materials or why they are carried out as they are (3) (4).

To meet the requirements of Merit, the student would need to give the reasoning behind the choice of suitable techniques.  Combinations of techniques for the material should be explained in more depth.

Low Achieved

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Student response

Student 5 (PDF, 41KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • describing characteristics of resistant materials
  • explaining safe techniques to be used with resistant materials
  • describing which combinations of techniques and resistant materials would be suitable for use in a situation.

The student describes some characteristics of tanalised pinus radiate, which they use to make an outdoor table (1). The student describes safety as it is carried out (2).

To meet the requirements for Achieved, knowledge of the influence of characteristics as they relate to how the material is worked must be demonstrated. The student should describemore of those characteristics and link these to techniques carried out (3).

While they do describe safety precautions, they must also explain why they have taken these important safety precautions. This may be in the form of what may happen without precautions, or definitions of the hazards that make safety important.

High Not Achieved

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Student response

Student 6 (PDF, 39KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from resistant materials.

This involves:

  • describing characteristics of resistant materials
  • explaining safe techniques to be used with resistant materials
  • describing which combinations of techniques and resistant materials would be suitable for use in a situation.

The student describes some characteristics of tanalised pinus radiate, which they use to make an outdoor table (1). The student describes safety as it is carried out (2).

To meet the requirements for Achieved, knowledge of the influence of characteristics as they relate to how the material is worked must be demonstrated. The student should describemore of those characteristics and link these to techniques carried out (3).

While they do describe safety precautions, they must also explain why they have taken these important safety precautions. This may be in the form of what may happen without precautions, or definitions of the hazards that make safety important.

 
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