Overall assessment judgement
Pupil I has shown that he is highly independent and thoughtful. His work is informed by excellent scientific understanding. He has demonstrated that he can apply his understanding to make critical assessments of science, its impact on society, information sources and his own investigation methods and sources. Overall he has fulfilled the criteria for a secure level 8.
AF1: Thinking scientifically
Pupil I has produced detailed and thoughtful explanations and used ideas from several different science areas. He has selected appropriate approaches when evaluating the relative importance of different factors in his arguments and justifying his choices.
AF2: Understanding the applications and implications of science
Through a thoughtful and informed approach, Pupil I has demonstrated his understanding of the implications of scientific and technological developments for society as a whole. He has presented balanced analyses and recognised the potential of unintended consequences.
AF3: Communicating and collaborating in science
Pupil I has critically evaluated the strength and reliability of the evidence he used. His explanations and arguments were systematic and well-structured.
AF4: Using investigative approaches
By consulting suitable resources and taking expert advice, Pupil I developed strategies to answer different kinds of scientific questions. He has justified his approach using scientific knowledge and understanding.
AF5: Working critically with evidence
Pupil I has considered possible sources of anomalies and uncertainties in his critical analyses and syntheses of complex evidence. He has suggested strategies to probe unexpected outcomes and explore his hypotheses further.