For assessors: 2.2 The student researched the background to the project and acknowledged their sources appropriately
|Award level ||Criteria breakdown ||Examples |
The student researched some background information and referred to their research in their project. Most of their research is from secondary sources – books, websites etc.
We did some research in the school library and used books such as “Electrical circuits”. We also used some websites such as BBC Bitesize
|Silver ||The student researched background information for their project. They acknowledged sources so it’s clear where information has come from, e.g in footnotes or inline references and a bibliography. The student’s research is a mix of primary and secondary evidence.|
- Introduction to Modern Climate Change, Andrew Desller, Texas A & M University, Cambridge University Press, 2015
- Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.
- Gowdy, John. "Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability." International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 14.1 (2007): 27-36. Print.
- Nordhaus, William D. "After Kyoto: Alternative Mechanisms to Control Global Warming." American Economic Review 96.2 (2006): 31-34. Print.
- Uzawa, Hirofumi. Economic Theory and Global Warming. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003. Print.
|Gold ||The student extensively researched their project. The research is relevant, accurate and reliable. A consistent referencing style has been used throughout (there are no requirements for a specific style to be used). Most references are from primary sources.|
Example: Stress, whether psychological or physical, is caused when a situation creates pressure or fear on a person. Stress may be felt during an exam, under time pressure, drastic changes in situations, and due to occupation (Timio and Gentili et al., 1979). In response to stress, hormone levels can increase by two or five times (Ranabir and Reetu, 2011).
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For assessors: 4.5 The student explained their project clearly, in writing or conversation
Award level Criteria breakdown Examples Bronze The student communicated the project in an understandable way. The project follows a structure and, where relevant, the student used a variety of ways to communicate information, such as images, graphs, ...