Unit 2 Exam conundrum

snr_design_19_unit2_MCA_ass_inst.docx (1019.8 KB) Hi everyone,
Does anyone else see a conundrum with an Examination: Design Challenge for Unit 2?
It can’t be based on Topic 1 as that is an ‘Explore’ topic and exams don’t cover that part of the double diamond.
It also can’t be based on Topic 2 as that is about using a collaborative design approach and exams are completed individually.
I am otherwise looking at a commercial focus for the exam. My exam is attached for your perusal and feedback. Many thanks to Mark Wockner as I have based this off his efforts.
Is any school not doing an exam for Unit 2?
Kind regards,
Ben Webb

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Hi Ben. I also came to that same conclusion so I am swapping the project with the test which I will do in week 4 next term then the project due week 3 of Term 4.

Good to know I was not alone in my thoughts.


Hi Peter,
How does swapping them around help?
Kind regards,

The exam in week 4 next term will just be on Unit 2 Topic 1 as it is in the last week I teach that topic on my planner. That allows me to do the project over all of the Topic 2 content that I will teach simultaneously as they will do the project in their own time and very little class time. The due date for that project is week 3 Term 4. I will then start teaching Unit 3 lessons in week 4 which will span the school holidays into Year 12. Does that make sense? I hope so:-)

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I am thinking of trying to set it up similar to the unit 3 challenge, with the stimulus as images and a mind map as the collaboration element (Topic 2 ). I am thinking this time I will ask them to try and design a product rather than just a graphics task. I’m not sure what yet, open to ideas as my exam is not till week 6 next term. I am thinking something along the lines of merchandise for a local gym or charity.
Kind Regards,

Hi Ben, my interpretation was to write the exam on the topic of Commercial Design


Thanks Evie. It really is simple when you say it like that!