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IB Revision v1.0

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05/26/2014

 
IB Design Technology Revision West Island School, Hong Kong
- 1 -
 
IB Design Technology
Revision
Student Name: Tutor Group:
J. Zobrist, Head of Design & Technology- Version 1.0
West Island School, Hong Kong
 
IB Design Technology Revision West Island School, Hong Kong
- 2 -
 
Course outline
This is your course in a nutshell:
 
Exams - 64%
Three papers based on CORE THEORY and OPTIONS in May of Year 13.
 
Internal assessments – 18%
Assignments over the whole course.
 
Design Project – 18%
Project of your choice started at the end of Year 12 and finished at the end ofDecember of Year 13.
Looking at the ‘theory’ more closely
You all learn the following 7 topics. They are calledCORETOPICS. The number of hours spent on teachingand learning for each one is shown:Topic 1: Design Process.Topic 2: Product Innovation.Topic 3: Green Design.Topic 4: Materials.Topic 5: Product Development.Topic 6: Product Design.Topic 7: Evaluation.Total for CORE THEORY:
65 hours
 
Overall grade boundaries
(from 2007 examination report)You will be awarded a level at the end of your course. The levels range from
1-7
.
SL
Grade:
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mark range:0 - 16
 
17 - 32
 
33 - 44
 
45 - 55
 
56 - 66
 
67 - 77
 
78 - 100
 
HL
Grade:
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mark range:0 – 17
 
18 - 33
 
34 - 43
 
44 - 55
 
56 - 66
 
67 - 78
 
79 - 100
 
Exams and assessment
Paper 1:
 
20%
 
Standard level:
45 minutes.30 multiple choice questions on the
CORE TOPICS 1-7
 
Higher level:
1 hour.40 multiple choice questions on the
CORE TOPICS 1-7
plus
HIGHER LEVEL TOPICS 8-12
Paper 2:24%
 
Standard level:
1 hour.
Section A
: Data based question plus several short answer questions – all compulsorybased on
CORE TOPICS 1-7Section B
: One extended question from a choice of three based on the
CORETOPICS 1-7Higher level:
1 hour 45 minutes.
Section
 
A
: Data based question plus several short answer questions – all compulsorybased on
CORE TOPICS 1-7
plus
HIGHER LEVEL TOPICS 8-12
 
Section B
: One extended question from a choice of three based on the
CORETOPICS 1-7
plus
HIGHER LEVEL TOPICS 8-12
Paper 3:20%
 
Standard level:
1 hour.Several short answer questions and one extended response question based on the
OPTION TOPICS E1 - E7
 
Higher level:
1 hour 15 minutes.Several short answer questions and one extended response question based on the
OPTION TOPICS E1 - E11
 
All Compulsory for both SL and HL
 
IB Design Technology Revision West Island School, Hong Kong
- 3 -
 
Glossary
These words are used a lot in the course. The glossary is there to help you learn them and refer to themwhen answering questions, conducting research, etc.
Mathematical Requirements
You need to be reasonably competent at Maths in this course. You will not be expected to learn equationsbut be able to carry out a basic range of mathematical calculations.
Command terms
Command terms are used a lot in this course, and especially in examination questions. It is important tounderstand what they mean. They are divided up into 3 ‘Objectives’. These command terms indicate the
depth of treatment
required for a given assessment statement.
Objective 1
verbs require a simple response and are worth
1 mark Define
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase or physical quantity.
 Draw
Represent by means of pencil lines.
Label
Add labels to a diagram.
List
Give a sequence of names or other brief answers with no explanation.
Measure
Find a value for a quantity.
State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Objective 2
verbs require a justified or explained response and are worth
2 marksAnnotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Apply
Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation.
Calculate
Find a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working (unlessinstructed not to do so).
Describe
Give a detailed account.
Distinguish
Give the differences between two or more different items.
Estimate
Find an approximate value for an unknown quantity.
Identify
Find an answer from a given number of possibilities.
Outline
Give a brief account or summary.
Objective 3
verbs require an interpreted or calculated response with explanation and are worth
3 marks
 
Analyse
Interpret data to reach conclusions.
Comment
Give a judgment based on a given statement or result of a calculation.
Compare
Give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items,referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Construct
Represent or develop in graphical form.
Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given.
Derive
Manipulate a mathematical relationship(s) to give a new equation or relationship.
Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model.
Determine
Find the only possible answer.
Discuss
Give an account including, where possible, a range of arguments for andagainst the relative importance of various factors, or comparisons ofalternative hypotheses.
Evaluate
Assess the implications and limitations.
Explain
Give a detailed account of causes, reasons or mechanisms.
Predict
Give an expected result.
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Sketch
Represent by means of a graph showing a line and labelled but unscaled axesbut with important features (for example, intercept) clearly indicated.
Solve
Obtain an answer using algebraic and/or numerical methods.
Suggest
Propose a hypothesis or other possible answer.

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