|Award level ||Criteria breakdown ||Examples |
The student applied their understanding of directly related subject matter and ideas to achieve the project’s aim.
I used my existing knowledge and research on aeroplane wings, to create the different designs for the wings of my glider (as seen below).
|Silver ||The student analysed different aspects of the project and applied their knowledge to explore novel outcomes and solutions.|
In order to gather the data required, I needed a formula that [xxxxx].
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find such an equation.
However, I could find several formulae that had the elements of what I needed:
I used these formulae to create the formula I needed:
|Gold ||The student analysed multiple aspects of the project. They developed existing knowledge and ideas from a related field, and/or combined and applied knowledge and ideas from seemingly unrelated areas to create a novel approach or outcome.|
In my project I collected both qualitative and quantitative data. While I could have analysed and written up this data by itself, I wanted to link my project back to its wider context and meet the project objects (see introduction paragraph 2).
To do, this I accessed and processed open-source data from [xxxxx] which included data on [xxxx].
I took this as an opportunity to use my computer science and coding skills to create a programme that combined data sets from multiple sources (quantitative data from my experiment and the open-source data), analysed the results and created a single output file.
The code for my program is appendix A and the resulting output file is appendix B.