Bronze awardTeachers or club leaders are responsible for assessment of Bronze awards. Assessment sheets in the Science Communicators pack provide guidance on the standards and criteria that should be met.
At Bronze level, students are required to show evidence of 10 hours of project work that includes elements of all three communication categories. As well as their passport, students should keep a portfolio of all their activities. This might include copies of text-based materials, evidence of planning and research, CDs, audio tapes or videos of live events, and evaluation of activities. There should be an invited audience to at least one activity which makes up the award.
When a student has completed project work of the required standard and number of hours, an adult should sign the passport and assessment sheet and send these to the BA, together with an award application form, in order to claim the award.
Silver and gold awardsSilver and gold awards are moderated externally. The criteria and standards expected are outlined on the assessment sheets in the Science Communicators pack. Contact your BA Regional Officer or the at BA HQ to make arrangements for assessment of silver and gold awards.
Students must show evidence of 20 hours (silver) or 30 hours (gold awards) of project work, using the passport and a portfolio. As for bronze, there should be an invited audience to at least one activity which makes up the award.
At gold level, students are expected to show evidence of two-way communication and discussion. The portfolio should be extended into a full written report of the project work.