Γυμνάσιο Κολλεγίου Αθηνών

Design Criterion A

At the end of year 3, students should be able to: 

i. explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem 
ii. construct a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem 
iii. analyse a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem 
iv. develop a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research.

Achievement level Level descriptor, Υear 3
0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.
1–2 The student:
i. states the need for a solution to a problem
ii. states some of the main findings of relevant research
3–4 The student:
i. outlines the need for a solution to a problem
ii. states the research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance
iii. outlines one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem
iv. develops a basic design brief, which outlines some of the findings of relevant research
5–6 The student:
i. explains the need for a solution to a problem
ii. constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance
iii. describes a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem
iv. develops a design brief, which outlines the findings of relevant research
7–8 The student:
i. explains and justifies the need for a solution to a problem
ii. constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently
iii. analyses a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem
iv. develops a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research