Category Archives: Coursework

Mock Coursework

I thought it was worth while sharing the following with you, it was taken from last years coursework.

Teacher’s notes

Should candidates select a digital camera not capable of the required magnification an additional lens must be purchased and included in the cost of the camera. The magnification capability of the lens may then be used in the comparison of the two digital cameras.
Candidates should be encouraged to list the specification of their hardware/software in the form of a table. Note that a table on its own should not be regarded as a comparison.
Please note that when identifying two suitable external solid state drives, hard disk drives are not suitable.
The data transfer rate of the solid state drive may be taken from the type of interface (eg USB 3.0 or Firewire). Evidence of this must be included.

Marking Scheme

Each hardware/software requirement should be marked as follows:
  • Identification – candidates should show evidence that they have correctly identified two items that have matched the requirements. A table is recommended for this purpose.
  • Comparison – candidates should discuss the specification of each item in terms of the context of the Biology field trip.
  • Recommendation – candidates should identify one item and clearly justify why they have selected that item over the other.

As you can see from the last section the Comparison is of each device to the specification and the Recommendation if of the devices with each other but in the context of the task.

A request from the gallery

Apparently my Christmas coursework posts were not detailed enough. So I “volunteered” to do a more “live” version. I have had to split this into sections, however, because of the speed of my computer (or rather its connection to the server) I have only got the 1st and 2nd  parts done. I will complete the others from home the image below should explain my problem. (I need to wait for 3 hour while the software compiles 15 minutes of typing into a slide show)

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Its only been six weeks!

I want you to cast your mind back to December, the terrible rain, the lack of snow. Can you picture it? At that time I created a series of posts, which took you through the process of completing a coursework. When I set today’s task, a lot of you looked the same way you did in August, when I told you about impossible tasks. While I am on the subject of time travel,  you might want to look at a post from the 2nd of October. (Help with the task after the break) Continue reading Its only been six weeks!