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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 2
Subject outline

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For teaching in 2021. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2020. This subject replaced Design and Technology.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 2 performance standards for Design, Technology and Engineering can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 323KB].

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

Purposeful research and critical analysis of ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues.

Insightful and comprehensive communication of design concepts using relevant technical language and visual representations.

Insightful and thorough planning, development, testing, and validation 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

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

Detailed research and well-considered analysis of ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues.

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

Well-considered planning, development, testing, and validation 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

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

Research and some analysis of ethical, legal, economic, and/or sustainability issues.

Clear communication of design concepts, using technical language and some visual representations.

Competent planning, development, testing, and validation of some 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.

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.

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.