of the SDA Scheme
The assessment and organisation of the SDA Scheme has been set
up to be
helpful to both students and teachers
STUDENTS can use the assessment criteria as a
checklist to remind themselves of the sustainability issues they should be
considering in each section of the design and making process. There are various
ways of doing this:
version of the assessment criteria provides a less complex way of
checking progress that can be photocopied and included in
their folder. Assessment
criteria for AS and A2 are
included in the teachersí handbook which can be photocopied for students to use.
However, these criteria are written in the language of examination
boards which students may find difficult to understand.
is an alternative checklist in itself. We suggest that, throughout their
projects, the students note down
page references from their folder in the boxes provided to show where they think they have met
specific criteria. Teachers can also initial the boxes to show they have seen and positively assessed the studentsí
work. If possible, students can
download the criteria and include them in their folders.
TEACHERS are asked to moderate studentsí
work to check whether or not they have met the required number of assessment
criteria for AS level
or A2 level
If you would like us to have a look at any studentís work, please
Once you are happy that students have reached the necessary level, send their
names to us, indicating whether they are AS or A2 students, and we will send
certificates to them via your school.
We may ask you to nominate students whose work you think is exceptional for
further commendation. In 2004 several studentsí work was exhibited at the
Design and Technology Associationís annual conference. They also received their
certificates at a special presentation ceremony. More students were presented
with certificates and had their work displayed at DATA's 2005 conference.