Lensmakers grades

Personal engagement

Doesn't make a big song and dance about being passionate about the subject but the innovative way that the different methods are used and results compared make it clear that the student is interested and engaged. Certainly some creative work.

Descriptor 0 1 2
Evidence of personal engagement with exploration.

Standard not reached.

Limited with little independent thinking, initiative or insight. Clear with significant independent thinking, initiative or creativity.
     
The justification given for choosing the research question and/or the topic under investigation.

Standard not reached.

Does not demonstrate personal significance, interest or curiosity. Demonstrates personal significance, interest or curiosity.
     
Evidence of personal input and initiative in the designing, implementation or presentation.

Standard not reached.

Little A lot
     

Exploration

The investigation doesn't have a how is x related to y type of research question but the investigation is fully focused on different way of testing the validity of the lensmakers equation.

Descriptor 0 1-2 3-4 5-6
The topic of the investigation is identified and research question. Standard not reached Some relevance is stated but not focused. Relevant but not fully focused. Relevant and fully focused.
             
The background information provided for the investigation is. Standard not reached Superficial or of limited relevance and does not aid the understanding of the context of the investigation. Mainly appropriate and relevant and aids the understanding of the context of the investigation. Entirely appropriate and relevant and enhances the understanding of the context of the investigation.
             
Appropriateness of the methodology of the investigation. Standard not reached Limited Mainly Highly
             
Consideration of factors that may influence the relevance reliability and sufficiency of collected data.

Standard not reached

Few factors considered. Some factors considered. Nearly all factors considered.
             
Evidence of awareness of the significant safety, ethical or environmental issues Standard not reached Limited Some Full
             

Analysis

Not a great deal of detailed analysis of results but what has been done is sufficient for the investigation. Some consideration of the impact of uncertainties in calculations and evaluation.

Descriptor 0 1-2 3-4 5-6
Raw data is Standard not reached. Insufficient to support a valid conclusion. Relevant but incomplete. Could support a simple or partially valid conclusion. Sufficient. Could support a detailed and valid conclusion.
             
Data processing Standard not reached. Basic, inaccurate or too insufficient to lead to a valid conclusion Appropriate and sufficient. Could lead to a broadly valid conclusion but significant inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the processing. Appropriate and sufficient accuracy enables a conclusion to the RQ to be drawn that is fully consistent with data.
             
Impact of uncertainties Standard not reached. Little consideration. Some consideration. Full and appropriate consideration.
             
Interpretation of processed data Standard not reached. Incorrect or insufficient invalid or very incomplete Broadly valid limited conclusion. Correct valid and detailed conclusion.
             

Evaluation

Descriptor 0 1-2 3-4 5-6
Conclusion Standard not reached Outlined but may not be relevant to the research question or may not be supported by the data. Described, relevant to the research question and supported by the data. Described in detail and justified, entirely relevant to the RQ fully supported by the data.
             
Conclusion Standard not reached. Erroneous or superficially compared to the accepted scientific context. Some relevant comparison to accepted scientific context. Justified through relevant comparison to the accepted scientific context.
             
Strengths and weaknesses of the investigation, such as limitations of the data and sources of error, are Standard not reached. Outlined but are restricted to an account of the practical or procedural issues faced. Described and provide evidence of some awareness of the methodological issues* involved in establishing the conclusion. Discussed and provide evidence of a clear understanding of the methodological issues* involved in establishing theconclusion.
             
Realistic and relevant suggestions for the improvement and extension of the investigation.

Standard not reached.

Very few outlined. Some described. Are discussed.
             

Communication

Clear and easy to read, a well structured essay with no padding and correct use of terminology.

Descriptor 0 1-2 3-4
Presentation of the investigation Standard not reached. Unclear, making it difficult to understand the focus, process and outcomes. Clear. Any errors do not hamper understanding of the focus, process and outcomes.
         
Structure Standard not reached. Not well structured and is unclear: the necessary information on focus, process and outcomes is missing or is presented in an incoherent or disorganized way. Well-structured and clear: the necessary information on focus, process and outcomes is present and presented in a coherent way.
         
Relevance Standard not reached. The understanding of the focus, process and outcomes of the investigation is obscured by the presence of inappropriate or irrelevant information. Relevant and concise thereby facilitating a ready understanding of the focus, process and outcomes of the investigation.
         
Terminology Standard not reached. There are many errors in the use of subject specific terminology and conventions*. The use of subject specific terminology and conventions is appropriate and correct. Any errors do not hamper understanding.
         
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