Presentation on theme: "1 NCEA Level 1 – Information Management 2009 Examples of Candidate Work – 90032: Access and process information from different sources."— Presentation transcript:
1 NCEA Level 1 – Information Management 2009 Examples of Candidate Work – 90032: Access and process information from different sources
2 Not Achieved This is a clear Not Achieved. There are numerous spelling and grammatical errors throughout which contributes towards it not being 'fit for the purpose'. This is particularly relevant when headings are incorrectly spelt. The newsletter appears to have been compiled with the aid of a wizard. This is acceptable although students must take care when using wizards that inappropriate placeholders are removed eg 'Special Points of Interest'. Given that this is only a two page newsletter, this seems superfluous. The document does not 'flow' well. This has been affected, in part, by inappropriate hyphenation and columns being too narrow. All of the required information has not been processed and widows and orphans are evident. If using a tear-off slip, students should be encouraged to ensure that the line spacing selected allows information to be written in. It is also good practice to use leader dots or leader lines when doing forms for consistency and presentation purposes.
6 Achieved (low) Information has been accessed, selected and processed to meet the formatting requirements of a two page brochure. The level of processing in this document is fairly high although it is difficult to get past the fact that the word 'activity' has been spelt incorrectly throughout. The headings, body text and layout are consistent throughout as is the style of borders applied horizontally across both pages. Some thought has been given to the appropriateness of the activities for an older Aunty visiting from overseas and the student has personalised the document by commenting on previous family experience eg fishing.
10 Achieved (high) The information has been generally well processed. There is little evidence of any information being copied and pasted from sources. The choice of black font and a busy background has affected legibility a little on the front cover. However, the rest of the document has been formatted consistently with the choice of heading styles and body text. There are a few keying-in and grammatical errors throughout but this does not affect the flow of the document. Some information has been lost in the printing of the document. It would also have been of benefit for the student to ensure that 'like' information was contained within panels for completeness rather than going to the top of the next column. When selecting suitable graphics, care should be taken to ensure that the resolution of the graphic is high enough that they do not become pixellated when resized eg the map of the South Island.
14 Merit (low) It has been 'competently' processed and the sources have been acknowledged in sufficient detail, a requirement of a Merit grade. The heading styles and body text are consistent and generally the document flows well although there are a few keying-in and grammatical errors. Additionally, on the second page the information regarding the accommodation is split over two pages and the fact that it is accommodation has been lost a little amongst Day 3's activities. The 'tense' of the document is a little confused with the opening paragraph saying 'Welcome to New Zealand ' and the last panel speaking of enjoying the time together. The brochure is a little impersonal and there is no mention of the person's name for whom it is being prepared. Given that it is a relative, it would be expected that this information would be included. The target audience for this brochure was an Aunt who was arriving from overseas. This needs to be considered when deciding whether certain activities are appropriate eg tandem bungy jumping.
18 Excellence (low) Although there are a few keying-in and grammatical errors, holistically the document is 'high-quality' and the level of processing is very effective - requirements of an Excellence grade. Additionally the sources have been acknowledged in sufficient detail. The document has been personalised with the Aunty's name being used on the front panel. The student has used language throughout that is convincing in its tone. There are some humorous quips throughout which also contributes towards demonstrating effective processing. Some thought has been given to the choice of activities for the target audience and the itinerary has been meticulously planned. There is a consistent choice of heading style and body text throughout and the colour from the initial graphic on the front panel has been incorporated as a theme throughout the rest of the document.
22 Excellence This demonstrates an effective level of processing that uses convincing language to persuade parents to allow students to embark on a trip. A good indicator of effective processing is that the tone and level of language used in the 'composition' paragraph - in this case the paragraph titled 'Why we should go' is continued throughout the document. This is evident here. The tendency, with this particular exemplar, is that students find it difficult to reword band information and generally this information shows little evidence of rewording. In this exemplar though, the student has personalised it by adding personal preferences and some humorous comments. The heading styles, paragraph spacing and body text are consistent throughout and some thought has been given to ensuring that costs are kept to a realistic level. A lot of emphasis has been placed on supervision arrangements and providing contact details, where applicable. Although there are a few typing errors, this does not affect the awarding of an Excellence grade overall.