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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2020. This subject replaced Design and Technology. See subject changes.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2

Assessment Type 2: Design Process and Solution (50%)

Students produce one task in the design process and solution assessment type that together provide evidence of the stages of the design and realisation process. There is flexibility in this assessment type for students to complete a single assessment task or a series of up to three smaller, discrete sections to form the task.

The design and realisation process task(s) may include examples selected from those listed in the content section under the design and realisation process section.

The task should be up to a total maximum of 3000 words, or the equivalent in multimodal form (where 6 minutes is equivalent to 1000 words). The task must showcase and evaluate the solution or product.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • Investigation and Analysis
  • Design Development and Planning
  • Production
  • Evaluation.