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Grade Ladder – Level 1/2 Award in Engineering

UNIT 1: Engineering Design

Level 1 Pass Level 2 Pass Level 2 Merit Level 2 Distinction
AC 1.1

Identify features that contribute to the primary function of engineered products

Identifies features that contribute to the function of engineered products although some features may not contribute to primary function. Identifies accurately a limited range of features that contribute to the primary function of the engineered products. Identifies accurately a range of features that contribute to the primary function of engineered products.
AC 1.2

Identify features of engineered products that meet requirements of a brief

Identifies features of engineered products although some features may not meet the requirements of a brief. Identifies accurately a limited range of features that meet requirements of a brief. Identifies accurately a range of features that meet requirements of a brief.
AC 1.3

Describe how engineered products function

Outlines how engineered products function with limited accuracy. Describes how engineered products function. Describes in some detail and with some accuracy how a range of engineered products function. Accurately describes in detail how a range of engineered products function.
AC 2.1

Draw engineering design solutions

Drawings will be in proportion but there may be significant omissions and limitations in use of conventions.

Evidence is likely to be focused on two-dimensional sketching.

Drawings will be in scale and proportion but there may be errors, omissions and limitations in use of conventions.

Evidence is likely to be weighted towards one type of sketching

Drawing will be to scale and in proportion but there may be omissions or excesses in content in use of conventions.

Evidence is balanced in terms of isometric and 3rd angle orthographic.

Drawing will be fully dimensioned and in proportion and will use the appropriate conventions.

Evidence is balanced in terms of isometric and 3rd angle orthographic.

AC 2.2

Communicate and design ideas

Essential elements of design ideas are communicated with some clarity. There is limited effective use of visual aids. Design ideas are communicated with some clarity. Essential elements of ideas are conveyed effectively. There is some effective use of visual aids. Design ideas are communicated clearly and effectively. There is effective use of visual aids.
AC 3.1

Develop creative ideas for engineered products

Ideas developed show limited creativity and reference to other engineered products. Ideas developed show limited creativity. There is limited evidence of exploration of ideas and reference to other engineered products. Ideas developed show creativity. There is evidence of exploration of ideas with some links between other engineered products and ideas demonstrated. Ideas show creativity. There is clear evidence of exploration of ideas with links between other engineered products and ideas demonstrated.
AC 3.2

Evaluate options for design solutions

Options are evaluated against a limited range of relevant criteria. Conclusions are mainly stated. Options are evaluated against a limited range of relevant criteria. There is limited reasoning in conclusions. Options are evaluated against a range of relevant criteria. Conclusions are reasoned. Options are evaluated against a range of relevant criteria. Conclusions are clear with detailed reasoning.
AC 3.3

Produce design specifications

Design specifications are produced. There may be errors in content and presentation. Design specifications are produced with some accuracy and clarity. Design specifications are produced with accuracy and clarity.

UNIT 2: Producing Engineering Products

Level 1 Pass Level 2 Pass Level 2 Merit Level 2 Distinction
AC 1.1

Interpret engineering drawings

Interprets limited information from engineering drawings with limited accuracy. Some information may not be appropriate. Interprets information from engineering drawings with some accuracy. Some information may not be appropriate. Accurately interprets most appropriate information from engineering drawings. Accurately interprets a wide range of appropriate information from engineering drawings.
AC 1.2

Interpret engineering information

Interprets engineering information with limited accuracy. Some information may not be appropriate. Interprets appropriate engineering information with some accuracy. Accurately interprets appropriate engineering information.
AC 2.1

Identify resources required

A limited range of appropriate resources is identified. There are some significant inaccuracies and omissions. A range of appropriate resources identified. There are some inaccuracies and minor omissions. A range of appropriate resources is accurately identified.
AC 2.2

Sequence required activities

A limited range of appropriate activities is identified. There is some attempt to sequence activities although not always taking account of external factors. A range of appropriate activities identified. There is some logical sequencing of activities, with some account of external factors. A range of appropriate activities is identified. Most are logically sequenced, with clear account taken of some of the external factors. Appropriate activities are identified and sequenced logically, taking clear account of a range of external factors.
AC 3.1

Use tools in production of engineering products

A limited range of tools is used in engineering production. There is some evidence of safe working, although some intervention is required. The learner is able to access information or use tools with guidance. Use of tools may lead to a limited range of outcomes. A range of tools is used in engineering production. There is evidence of independent safe working although some intervention may be required. The learner is able to use information or tools with limited guidance. Use of tools may lead to outcomes with some quality issues. A range of tools is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of tools may lead to outcomes meeting most quality requirements. A range of tools is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of tools will lead to outcomes meeting all quality requirements.
AC 3.2

Use of equipment in production of engineering products

A limited range of equipment is used in engineering production. There is some evidence of safe working, although some intervention may be required. The learner is able to access information or use equipment with guidance. Use of equipment may lead to a limited range of outcomes. A range of equipment is used in engineering production. There is evidence of independent safe working, although some intervention may be required. The learner is able to use information or equipment with limited guidance. Use of equipment may lead to outcomes with some quality issues. A range of equipment is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of equipment may lead to outcomes meeting most quality requirements. A range of equipment is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of equipment will lead to outcomes meeting all quality requirements.
AC 4.1

Use engineering processes in production of engineered products.

A limited range of processes is used in engineering production. There is some evidence of safe working, although some intervention may be required. The learner is able to access information or use processes with guidance. Use of processes may lead to a limited range of outcomes. A range of processes is used in engineering production. There is evidence of independent safe working, although some intervention may be required. The learner is able to use information or processes with limited guidance. Use of processes may lead to outcomes with some quality issues. A range of processes is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of processes may lead to outcomes meeting most quality requirements. A range of processes is used effectively in engineering production. There is evidence of independent, safe working. Use of processes will lead to outcomes meeting all quality requirements.
AC 4.2

Evaluate quality of engineered products.

Quality of engineered products is evaluated. Conclusions are mainly straight forward. Quality of engineered products is evaluated using some appropriate techniques. Conclusions show some reasoning based on evidence. Quality of engineered products is evaluated using mainly appropriate techniques. Conclusions show clear evidence based reasoning.

 

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