Year 5 (Grades 9 & 10) - Criterion A: Knowing and understanding - Maximum: 8




Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.

1-2
The student is able to:
i. state scientific knowledge
ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations
iii. interpret information to make judgments.

3-4
i. outline scientific knowledge
ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations
iii. interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments.

5-6
i. describe scientific knowledge
ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar situations and suggest solutions to problems set in unfamiliar situations
iii. analyse information to make scientifically supported judgments.

7-8
i. explain scientific knowledge
ii. apply scientific knowledge and understanding to solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations
iii. analyse and evaluate information to make scientifically supported judgments.