For assessors: 4.5 The student explained their project clearly, in writing or conversation

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, tables etc.
The student has:
  1. Organised the project into some form of structure.
  2. Used examples and evidence to back up their points.
  3. Proofread and/or practiced their presentation so it is understandable and free of simple mistakes.
  4. Made us of images, graphs and tables where appropriate

Silver
The student communicated their project clearly and concisely. They used accessible language and structured the project in a logical way. The student made use of images, graphs and tables etc. to help communicate information. The project is mostly free from spelling and grammatical errors.
The student has:
  1. Explained abbreviations. They have stated the full term the first time it is used with the abbreviation in brackets.
  2. Organised the project into a logical structure.
  3. Used concise language where possible.
  4. Used examples and evidence to back up their points.
  5. Proofread and/or practiced their presentation so it is understandable and free of simple mistakes.
  6. Made us of images, graphs and tables where appropriate
Gold
The student communicated their project in an engaging and informative way to their intended audience – someone with a good amount of scientific literacy but with no background or specialist knowledge of the topic. They used accessible language and structured their project in a logical and easily understood way. They used images, graphs and tables etc., where appropriate, to help communicate information. Their project is mostly free from spelling and grammatically error.

If the project was delivered verbally, the student spoke without reading verbatim from a slide or notes.
The student has:
  1. Thought about their intended audience. They have included an appropriate amount of information and used a tone that is interesting and informative.
  2. Explained abbreviations. They have stated the full term the first time it is used with the abbreviation in brackets.
  3. Organised the project into a logical structure.
  4. Used concise language where possible.
  5. Used examples and evidence to back up their points.
  6. Proofread and/or practiced their presentation so it is well-rehearsed, understandable and free of simple mistakes.
  7. Made us of images, graphs and tables where appropriate



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