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MYP DESIGN Criterion A - how to get top marks


Designers must explain and justify the need for their project. This is also when designers research, explore existing products, produce an initial sketch and create a design brief, which identifies what materials are needed and what will actually be designed.​


Criterion A Assessment


0 ~ The Year 5 MYP student: The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below 1-2 ~ The Year 5 MYP student: i. states the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience ii. develops a basic design brief, which states the findings of relevant research 3-4 ~ The Year 5 MYP student: i. outlines the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience ii. outlines a research plan, which identifies primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance iii. analyses one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem iv. develops a design brief, which outlines the analysis of relevant research 5-6 ~ The Year 5 MYP student: i. explains the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience ii. constructs a research plan, which identifies and prioritizes primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance iii. analyses a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem iv. develops a design brief, which explains the analysis of relevant research 7-8 ~ The Year 5 MYP student: i. explains and justifies the need for a solution to a problem for a client/ target audience ii. constructs a detailed research plan, which identifies and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently iii. analyses a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem in detail

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