For Merit, the student needs to use information literacy skills to form convincing conclusion(s).
The student will show the use of information literacy skills by completing a systematic exploration into a valid area for inquiry. This is done by:
- framing the inquiry based on carefully considered information needs by posing questions (1)
- selecting and using appropriate strategies for locating and processing information (2), including note-taking and recording of sources
- evaluating the reliability and usefulness of selected information in relation to the inquiry (3).
The student’s inquiry is framed based on the information needs, posing questions about the medical risks, societal causes and attitudes associated with teenage pregnancy (1). Appropriate strategies for locating and processing information are selected and used, and these are identified in a data chart (2). The ‘evaluation’ section of the student’s data chart assesses the reliability and usefulness of the selected information (3).
The student forms convincing conclusions (4), showing clear and connected interpretation of the information gathered and presented. The gathered information (given as quotation, summary, paraphrase and citing of sources) underpins the student’s own opinions, decisions reached and judgements on the issue of teenage pregnancy.
To reach Excellence, the student could:
- provide information to support the conclusion about the role of the media
- further develop and support with gathered information the idea of ‘attitudes of the western society we live in’
- further develop the conclusion based on the summary of information gathered in the first paragraph.
For Achieved, the student needs to show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s), through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence.
This involves explaining, by providing different details and explanations, the use and effect of at least four text aspects.
The student shows understanding of a visual text (Kathryn Hardwicke’s Twilight). The use and effect of four aspects is explained: sound effects, gesture and movement, camera shots and make up.
The student explains the tension created by the lack of dialogue between the two characters (1), the self-control shown by Edward’s clenched fists (3), the distancing of Edward from Bella shown by the use of camera shots (4) and the mysteriousness created by Edward’s make-up (5).
To meet this standard with Merit the student needs to show convincing understanding, which involves explaining how aspects work together to create meaning.
The student needs to give more convincing explanations of the effects created by the text aspects. For example, 'mysterious' (4) and 'uncomfortable' (2).