2.1 The student made good use of the materials and people available

2.1 The student made good use of the materials and people available


Award level
Criteria breakdown
Examples
Bronze
The student used resources and people made available to them.
I used the science lab at school and the IT suite during my lunch breaks. My teacher was really helpful when I had a problem and encouraged me to finish my project.
Silver
The student identified, sought out and made use of the resources and people required.
See table 1 below for the list of equipment I’ll need for my experiment. 

I managed to find most of the equipment and materials at school with the help of Ms Jones.

I then emailed a lot of local businesses to try find materials for my project. One recommended I get in touch with the local university. After making contact I managed to get the rest and they even offered to look at my final prototype.
Gold
The students identified and sought out the resources and people required. They used them in an efficient and effective way.
To test our design, we needed materials to create a model prototype. As part of our research, we found and costed raw materials to make our designs. As an alternative, we also contacted our local university’s outreach and engineering departments to see if we could use their 3D printer.

The university said that we could use their printer. Thankfully, one of the people who worked at the university was able to help with the set-up and printing of our designs. What’s more, because the printer was fast and efficient, we were able to produce several models.
This meant that we were able to fully test our designs to destruction multiple times – something we wouldn’t have been able to do if we’d a prototype from hand.