Grading and Assessment


Your project will be assessed on all areas of the Project Brief and how well you have used Multimedia in collaborating with your group members and how well it was used in the project.

All the projects will be assessed and marked by our Guest Judges for the project. The marks awarded to each group by the judges will be added together and the group will be awarded the mean mark of that total. The results and marks for each group will be published on the Marks and Results page.

The project is will start on Monday 16th April 2007 and the final project page will need to be uploaded by 1am Oakville Time, 6am London Time on Tuesday 8th May 2007. The projects will then be assessed and marked with the Results page finalised by Tuesday 15th May 2007.

Each group will also be awarded a possible additional 10 Marks for their final project for their "Communication and Collaboration." These marks will be assessed by Mr O'Carroll and Mr D'Aguiar and not by the Guest Judges, and will be assessed as through the course of the project not at the end. Brief details of this can be on the Project Brief, and full details can be found at Communication and Collaboration page.



Project Requirements and Mark Scheme

The Definition and Effects of the Topic
10 Marks

The group has provided a complete and accurate overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (At least 5 details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified several (5 or more) positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has clearly indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.

8 - 9.5 Marks
The group has provided a complete and accurate overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (At least 4 details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified several (4 or 5) positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has clearly indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.

7 - 7.5 Marks
The group has provided a complete and accurate overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (At least 3 details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified several (3 or 4) positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has clearly indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.

6 - 6.5 Marks
The group has provided a satisfactory overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (There are 3 details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified some (2 or 3) positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has satisfactorily indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.

5 - 5.5 Marks
The group has provided a limited overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (There are less than 3 details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified few (1 or 2) positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has limitedly indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.

Below 5 Marks
The group has provided an unsatisfactory overview of the scientific and historical background of their topic. (There are 2 or fewer details of both a scientific and historic nature are identified). The group has identified one or no positive and negative effects of their topic. The group has not indicated the impact of their issue for both Canada and the U.K.



The Catholic Perspective on the Topic
10 Marks

The group has done an excellent job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis from a variety of sources including the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.

8 - 9.5 Marks
The group has done an excellent job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis from most of the sources of Church teaching including the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.

7 - 7.5 Marks
The group has done a good job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis from at least three sources of Church teaching including the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.

6 - 6.5 Marks
The group has done a satisfactory job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis from at least two sources of Church teaching including the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.

5 - 5.5 Marks
The group has done a limited job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis from only one source of Church teaching including the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.

Below 5 Marks
The group has done an unsatisfactory job of examining their topic from a Catholic perspective. The group has not included the teachings of the Church to support their analysis of their topic and has not identified any Church teaching from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Papal encyclicals, pastoral letters (letters from the bishops of Canada and the U.K.), and other Church documents.



International Agreements made on the Topic
10 Marks

The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic and have clearly and thoroughly articulated the aim of the agreement. The group provides a thorough examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides a thorough explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing several pieces of evidence (more than 4)of its success or lack thereof.

8 - 9.5 Marks
The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic and have clearly articulated the aim of the agreement. The group provides a thorough examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides a thorough explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing several pieces of evidence (at least 4) of its success or lack thereof.

7 - 7.5 Marks
The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic and have articulated the aim of the agreement. The group provides an acceptable examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides an explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing several pieces of evidence (3 or 4) of its success or lack thereof.

6 - 6.5 Marks
The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic and have satisfactorily articulated the aim of the agreement. The group provides a moderate examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides an explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing several pieces of evidence (2 or 3) of its success or lack thereof.

5 - 5.5 Marks
The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic and have articulated the aim of the agreement with a limited degree of success. The group provides a basic examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides a limited explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing few pieces of evidence (1 or 2) of its success or lack thereof.

Below 5 Marks
The group has identified an international agreement pertaining to their topic but have not articulated the aim of the agreement. The group provides a less than basic examination of how this agreement has been approached by both Canada and the U.K. The group also provides a limited or no explanation of how successful the implementation of the agreement has been by citing only 1 piece of evidence of its success or lack thereof or none at all.



Solutions and ways to help the problems raised in the topic
10 Marks

The group has identified several (more than 4) possible effective ways that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies.

8 - 9.5 Marks
The group has identified a variety (at least 4) of possible effective ways that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies.

7 - 7.5 Marks
The group has identified a few (3) possible effective ways that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies.

6 - 6.5 Marks
The group has identified a few (2) possible effective ways that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies.

5 - 5.5 Marks
The group has identified only 1 possible effective way that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies.

Below 5 Marks
The group has identified only 1 or no possible effective way that people can help to repair any negative consequences for the environment that arises from their topic. The group provides only one piece of evidence or none at all of the effectiveness of this strategy.



Multimedia Inclusion
10 Marks
The group has made highly effective use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings. The formatting of the wiki is excellent (Information is arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that are pertinent to the topic. The group has included more than 4 examples of multimedia including video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.

8 - 9.5 Marks
The group has made effective use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings. The formatting of the wiki is very good (Information is arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that are pertinent to the topic. The group has included at least 4 examples of multimedia including video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.

7 - 7.5 Marks
The group has made effective use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings. The formatting of the wiki is good (Information is arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that are pertinent to the topic. The group has included 2 or 3 examples of multimedia including video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.

6 - 6.5 Marks
The group has made moderately effective use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings. The formatting of the wiki is satisfactory (Information is arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that are pertinent to the topic. The group has included 1 or 2 examples of multimedia, which may or may not be relevant to the topic, from the following: video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.

5 - 5.5 Marks
The group's use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings is limited in its effectiveness. The formatting of the wiki needs improvement (Information is not completely arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are few functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that may or may not be pertinent to the topic. The group has included only 1 examples of multimedia, which may or may not be relevant to the topic, from the following: video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.

Below 5 Marks
The group's use of multimedia technology in the presentation of their findings is very limited in its effectiveness. The formatting of the wiki needs a great deal of improvement (Information is not completely arranged so that it is easily viewed, clearly arranged and visually appealing). There are few or no functioning hyperlinks that link to sites that may or may not be pertinent to the topic. The group has included only 1or no examples of multimedia, which may or may not be relevant to the topic, from the following: video, images (preferably photographs that you have taken with a digital camera and have uploaded), sound files, text files, and web based documents.