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Grading Criteria

Fail Pass Merit Distinction

Context Limited understanding of 1.1 Use critical and 1.1 Use critical and 1.1 Use critical and
subject context, lacking contextual perspectives to contextual perspectives to contextual perspectives to
clarity in aims and purpose initiate a creative media initiate a creative media initiate a creative media
production project proposal production project proposal production project proposal
to a satisfactory standard. to a high standard. to a very high standard.
1.2 Use analysis and 1.2 Use analysis and 1.2 Use analysis and
evaluation to clarify and evaluation to clarify and evaluation to clarify and
develop ideas for a creative develop ideas for a creative develop ideas for a creative
media production project media production project media production project
proposal to a satisfactory proposal to a high standard. proposal to a very high
standard. standard.
Research Little or no evidence 2.1 Use research to support 2.1 Use research to support 2.1 Use research to support
presented or information the development of a the development of a the development of a
• Primary & secondary does not relate sufficiently creative media production creative media production creative media production
• Evaluated to task project to a satisfactory project to a high standard. project to a very high
• Infographics standard. 2.2 Use analytical and standard.
2.2 Use analytical and evaluative skills to develop 2.2 Use analytical and
evaluative skills to develop creative solutions to realise evaluative skills to develop
creative solutions to realise a media production project creative solutions to realise
a media production project to a high standard. a media production project
to a satisfactory standard to a very high standard
Problem Solving Insufficient exploration of 3.1 Solve practical and 3.1 Solve practical and 3.1 Solve practical and
alternative ideas and technical problems within a technical problems within a technical problems within a
• Weekly filmed journal processes. Problems creative media production creative media production creative media production
unresolved. project to a satisfactory project to a high standard. project to a very high
standard. 3.2 Solve theoretical standard.
3.2 Solve theoretical problems within a creative 3.2 Solve theoretical
problems within a creative media production project to problems within a creative
media production project to a high standard. media production project to
a satisfactory standard. a very high standard
Grading Criteria

Planning and Production Ineffective planning and 4.1 Demonstrate the ability 4.1 Demonstrate the ability 4.1 Demonstrate the ability
little or no evaluation to plan, organise and to plan, organise and to plan, organise and
• Pre-production booklet against aims. Task or tasks produce a creative media produce a creative media produce a creative media
• Actors confirmation are incomplete. production project within an production project within an production project within an
• Location confirmation agreed time frame to a agreed time frame to a high agreed time frame to a very
satisfactory standard standard high standard.
Practical Skills Limited range of processes 5.1 Demonstrate the 5.1 Demonstrate the 5.1 Demonstrate the
demonstrated, judgement exploration, adaptation and exploration, adaptation and exploration, adaptation and
• Filming and execution of application of practical application of practical application of practical
• Edit techniques is poor. methods and skills in the methods and skills in the methods and skills in the
• Proof of edit realisation of a creative realisation of a creative realisation of a creative
media production project to media production project to media production project to
a satisfactory standard. a high standard. a very high standard.
Evaluation & reflection Insufficient evidence of 6.1 Maintain evaluative and 6.1 Maintain evaluative and 6.1 Maintain evaluative and
ongoing evaluation, lack of reflective records of the reflective records of the reflective records of the
• Written or recorded or only basic analysis and development and development and development and
evaluation and little or no justification for production of a creative production of a creative production of a creative
reflection ideas. media project. media project to a high media project to a very high
6.2 Use evaluative and standard. standard.
reflective skills to make 6.2 Use evaluative and 6.2 Use evaluative and
decisions for a creative reflective skills to make reflective skills to make
media production project. decisions for a creative decisions for a creative
media production project to media production project to
a high standard. a very high standard.
Presentation Ineffective communication 7.1 Explore strategies to 7.1 Explore strategies to 7.1 Explore strategies to
and presentation of ideas. present a creative media present a creative media present a creative media
• Website Lack of clarity in structure, production project. production project to a high production project to a very
• Exhibition selection and organisation 7.2 Present a creative standard. high standard.
media production project to 7.2 Present a creative 7.2 Present a creative
a specified audience media production project to media production project to
a specified audience to a a specified audience to a
high standard. very high standard..
Grading Criteria

Final grading

All internal assessment and grading decisions are subject to external moderation.

Referral If a student provides insufficient evidence to meet all of the assessment criteria then that student is referred. The
student has one opportunity to redeem the referral by the submission of additional evidence within a time frame
agreed by the centre and confirmed to UAL Awarding Body
Fail If the student is unable to provide further evidence that meets the assessment criteria then they will receive a
Fail grade.

Pass To achieve a Pass grade, a student must achieve all of the assessment criteria listed within Unit 13.

Merit To achieve a Merit grade, a student must achieve all of the assessment criteria listed within Unit 13, in addition to
the entire Merit grade criteria listed here

Distinction To achieve a Distinction grade, a student must achieve all of the assessment criteria listed within Unit 13, in
addition to all of the Merit and the entire Distinction grade criteria listed here