The assessment criteria are intended to check a student’s understanding
of sustainability issues, but they can also be used to provide a helpful
checklist for students and teachers.
We suggest students are given the criteria at the start of their course
and include them in their folders. Each criterion has two boxes alongside.
We suggest students use the first box to indicate the page reference
in their folder where they think they have met the criteria. The teacher
can then check easily whether or not the student’s assessment
Although the criteria are presented in a linear form, they need not
be used in that way. Students may achieve some of the criteria at different
times in their work
Further guidance on how to use the criteria, including an example of
how a pilot school student’s work was assessed see link to student’s
folder (coming soon).
For the purposes of SDA, the following internally assessed units are
the only ones that will count towards the Award. However, using the
activities and toolkit will help students with sustainability issues
in all other units of their work.
|AS level unit
|A2 level unit/s
|Unit 2: Project coursework
|Unit 5: Project coursework
|Unit 2: Product development I
|Unit 5: Product development II
|Unit 2: Product study
|Unit 4: Designing
|Unit 5: Making & evaluating
|Unit 2: Design & make task
|Unit 5: Designing
|Unit 6: Making