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In order to adapt to the changes in society and the increasing development of technologies, students are challenged to problem solve and to apply practical, creative thinking skills, while developing a solution to a problem. MYP Design requires students to use the design cycle as a tool which provides structure to the creation of a solution, planning, testing and evaluation of the model, prototype or system.

The aims of MYP design are to encourage and enable students to:
  • enjoy the design process, and develop an appreciation of its elegance and power
  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills from different disciplines to design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle
  • use and apply technology effectively as a means to access, process and communicate information, model and create solutions, and solve problems
  • develop an appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and environments
  • appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts
  • develop respect for others’ viewpoints and appreciate alternative solutions to problems
  • act with integrity and honesty, and take responsibility for their own actions, developing effective working practices


Recycled materials
Technical drawing
2D Design
Workshop skills - use manual tools

The design objectives correspond with the equally weighted assessment criteria levels (1-8). These are divided into four bands (A-D) based on the following:

  Criterion A Inquiring and analysing Maximum 8
  Criterion B Developing ideas Maximum 8
  Criterion C Creating the solution Maximum 8
  Criterion D Evaluating Maximum 8

Criterion A:  Investigate -  Students  are presented with a design situation, identify a problem and aim to satisfy a need for a targeted audience.  

Criterion B:  Developing Ideas -  Students create a range of feasible solutions, evaluate these against their detailed design specification. The students will learn how to critically evaluate designs in order to select the most successful solution.

Criterion C:  Creating the Solution - Students following a plan to create a successful solution, which should be tested and evaluated.

Criterion D:  Evaluating -  Students create tests in order to evaluate their solution, these must be objectively evaluated to demonstrate the success of the outcome. Improvements can be assessed an explanation is documented along with the impact of the solution on the targeted audience.

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