Assessment Criterion 3 - Data presentation (15 marks)
This section should:
a select data for presentation which is relevant to the stated aims of the
b select a variety and range of appropriate presentation techniques for this
data and for the purpose of the enquiry. (The emphasis should be on ‘appropriate’
rather than variety for the sake of it, but this criterion carries a high mark
weighting and students should be encouraged to attempt techniques beyond basic
graphs and tables, and consider whether techniques such as sketch-maps, density
shading, annotated sketches/photographs, proportional symbols, composite and
overlay diagrams, flow lines, isolines, etc would be appropriate.)
c demonstrate the skills of the candidate by using the presentational
techniques chosen neatly and accurately.
Uses a limited range of basic methods (eg bar charts) to present the data. At
the lower end of this mark range, some of the required information (eg, scales,
keys) may be incomplete and skills of construction/presentation weak.
ICT: Within this mark range, the highest mark (5) can only be achieved
by those candidates using ICT.
1 - 5
Uses a variety of appropriate conventional methods to present the data. At
the upper end of this mark range, diagrams should be neat and accurate, with
titles, scales, keys etc in place.
ICT: Within this mark range, the highest marks (9-10) can only be achieved by
those candidates using ICT.
6 - 10
Accurately uses a wide variety of appropriate methods to present the data.
The candidate may have attempted some original methods of presentation. There
may be some justification of the methods chosen. The methods chosen present the
data in a particularly clear and effective way.
ICT: Within this mark range, the highest marks (13-15) can only be
achieved by those candidates using ICT.