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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. This subject replaced Design and Technology.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 1 performance standards for Design, Technology and Engineering can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 322KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Investigation and Analysis Design Development and Planning Production Evaluation
A

Comprehensive and thoughtful review of the design features of products, processes, materials, systems, and/or production techniques.

Planned and thorough research and discussion of ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues related to a solution.

Polished and comprehensive communication of design concepts, using relevant technical language.

Insightful planning and development of design concepts and procedures.

Highly proficient application of skills, processes, procedures, and techniques to create a solution.

Comprehensive development of solutions to technical problems that arise during the solution realisation.

Comprehensive and insightful evaluation of the solution features, realisation process, and/or response to issues.

B

Logical and well-considered review of the design features of products, processes, materials, systems, and/or production techniques.

Detailed and considered research and discussion of ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues related to a solution.

Thoughtful and well-considered communication of design concepts, using relevant technical language.

Well-considered planning and development of design concepts and procedures.

Proficient application of skills, processes, procedures, and techniques to create a solution.

Thoughtful development of solutions to technical problems that arise during the solution realisation.

Well-informed and detailed evaluation of the solution features, realisation process, and/or response to issues.

C

Informed review of the design features of products, processes, materials, systems, and/or production techniques.

Research and discussion of ethical, legal, economic and/or sustainability issues related to a solution.

Clear communication of design concepts using technical language.

Competent planning and development of design concepts and procedures.

Competent application of skills, processes, procedures and techniques to create a solution.

Development of solutions to technical problems that arise during the solution realisation.

Considered evaluation of the solution features, realisation process, and/or response to issues.

D

Identification of the design features of products, processes, materials, systems, and/or production techniques.

Some description of information about ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues related to a solution.

Basic communication of design concepts, using some technical language.

Some planning and development of design concepts and/or procedures.

Basic application of some skills, processes, procedures, and techniques to create a solution.

Some endeavour to develop solutions to technical problems that arise during the solution realisation.

Some description of the solution features, realisation process, and/or response to issues.

E

Attempted identification of the design features of products, processes, materials, systems, and/or production techniques.

Some accessing of information about ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues related to a solution.

Superficial and simplistic communication of design concepts.

Limited use of information to plan design concepts.

Limited application of emerging skills.

Attempted development of a solution to a technical problem.

Emerging recognition of the solution features, realisation process, and/or response to issues.


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