'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Assessing Coursework - This lesson is designed to familiarise you with how your work may be assessed and marked

"What does not kill us, makes us stronger."
"A man without a plan, is not a man."

Friedrich Nietzsche 

Activity 1 - Examine one or more of the GCSE folders below and use the mark scheme to assess the mark awarded for each section

Mark Scheme (Coursework 2013)

Activity 2 - Compare your marking with the actual marks awarded (documents below) and discuss with a person next/near to you who marked the same folder

Sports Item Marks.doc
Microsoft Word document [123.5 KB]
Building Project Marks.doc
Microsoft Word document [123.5 KB]

Activity 3 - Assess the differences you notice between the two sets of marks awarded



What was the larges descrepency/difference in marks?

2 points


Why do you think the discrepency/difference occured?

2 points


List the areas of coursework you feel you will need try harder at

1 point


List the areas of coursework you feel you are confident in

1 points


Explain why it is important you spell check your folderwork





Activity 4 - Use the document below to write a plan of action for your coursework

Action Plan For Course Work.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [11.5 KB]


Research, primary, photographs, shops, cinema, questionarre, drawings, 2D design, net development, photoshop, investigate, deliver, surface graphics development, project plan, review, assess, devise, machinery, laser cut, think about, annotate, chart, modify, improve, discuss, record.


Key dates:

Research and investigationend date 30/10/2013

Design development         end date 14/01/2014

Final Productend date 28/02/2014

Evaluation and testingend date 30/03/2014

Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.4 MB]
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