How will I be assessed?
You will review, evaluate and understand the purpose of
different types of websites. You will also design, create and upload your own
Assessment will be by means of a set of assignments, collected into a
portfolio of work. This portfolio will be internally and externally assessed.
class activities are designed to cover the grading
criteria. This means that you should attend all classes unless you have
a VALID reason for not attending.
will I be graded?
To achieve a pass grade, you must achieve the five pass criteria listed in the grading grid provided below.
For P1 you will need to consider the
purposes of websites and the construction features listed in the unit
content and describe four websites which show different purposes,
identifying the features present on each. For P2, you are
required to review the websites, considering features such as animation and
download speeds and other features identified in the unit content,
For P3, you will need to use appropriate
web development software to create a multi-page website that meets the
requirements of a real or simulated client. Then for P4,
you will need to upload your website files to a web server. Finally, for P5
you will need to discuss laws and guidelines relating to websites.
To achieve a merit you will need to achieve all the pass and merit criteria.
For M1 you will need to explain how
construction features help users access information on websites. For M2,
two websites must be reviewed in order to identify and explain suggested
improvements. For M3 you will need to describe interactive features used
on websites where user input is necessary, such as one that collects names and
addresses for registrations or mail shots. Typically these sites use a front end
data capture form with some validation and a database to store the user input.
To achieve a distinction you will need to achieve all the pass, merit and distinction criteria.
For D1 you will need to justify the
use of different construction features used by a website. For D2 you
should be able to evaluate how useful it is for a website developer to be able
to tweak a website by editing HTML code directly, compared to relying totally on
Web Authoring Software.
The table below shows
the grading criteria. A printer
friendly version is available.
achieve a pass your
work must show:
achieve a merit your
work must show:
achieve a distinction your
work must show:
describe, using examples, four different purposes of websites noting the
construction features used by each one
review, using examples, four different websites, noting whether they
have achieved their specific purpose
design, create and check a multi-page website to meet the requirements
of a defined client.
upload and maintain a multi-page website.
describe three different situations in which a web designer could be in
breach of the law
explain how designers use different construction features to help the
user access information on websites
identify and explain suggestions that could be implemented in order to
improve at least two websites
describe the use of interactive websites and what technique can be used
to provide interactivity.
justify the use of different construction features in the design of a
evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of learning and using HTML in
website creation, as opposed to only using wizards to generate web pages