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How To ACE Criterion C - how to get top marks in MYP DESIGN

Top Marks Check List for MYP

i. constructs a detailed and logical plan, which describes the efficient use of time and resources, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

  • A detailed and logical plan that can be read by a 3rd party and the 3rd party can make sense of your plan and even follow your plan and your plan needs to address:

    • Time (how long will each task take)​

    • Date (when will each task happen)

    • What (explain each task - what are you actually doing)

    • Who (if group work, who is responsible for which task(s))

    • Resources (what are materials, software, hardware, tools, etc. are you using for each task)

  • ​Include a series of logical steps to create the solution, using charts, diagrams and text that include aspects of quality control and quality assurance

  • Construct a plan to create the solution that demonstrates effective use of resources and time

  • Constructing a logical plan that details the steps required to make a solution

ii. demonstrates excellent technical skills when making the solution.

  • Provide clear explanations about what skills you developed and what skills you utilised to make your product. This can be a bullet point list, photos, explanations &/or video of specific skills linked to specific tasks. High technical skills &/or newly developed skills are needed to be demonstrated for top marks. Identify the skill and link those skills to evidence.

  • Provide evidence that you developed manipulative skills to effectively use a wide range of tools, techniques and equipment

iii. follows the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended and is presented appropriately

  • Present your product/solution

  • Briefly explain how your product/solution fully met the Design Brief and solved the initial problem

iv. fully justifies changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution

  • Identify and provide clear explanations about what changes/iterations/adjustments/improvements you made as you were creating your product

  • Identify adjustments you made and why you made these adjustments (changes made should be linked to feedback from peers, feedback from client/target audience and linked to the design specifications).

  • Compare your finished product to the Best Design in Criterion B (iv) and what you planned to make in Criterion C (i)

  • Identify and justify any changes made during the creation process

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