Visiting Vines  Level 6 Sample Unit
VELS and employability skills
Visiting vines provides opportunities to assess students against elements of Level 6 standards and facets of employability skills as detailed below.
For further information see the Employability skills section.
Strand 
Domain 
Dimension 
Element of standard 
Related employability skill 
Physical, Personal and Social Learning 
Personal Learning 
The individual learner 
… monitor and reflect on and discuss their progress as autonomous learners, identifying areas for improvement in their learning and implementing actions to address them. … evaluate the effectiveness of their learning strategies … and learning habits, and make appropriate modifications. 
Learning
… reflects on own learning and identifies learning choices and uses a range of strategies 
Disciplinebased Learning  Mathematics  Number 
… carry out arithmetic computations … … use appropriate estimates to evaluate the reasonableness of the results of calculations involving rational and irrational numbers, and the decimal approximations for them. … carry out computations to a required accuracy in terms of decimal places and/or significant figures. 

Space 
… recognise and describe boundaries, surfaces and interiors of common plane and threedimensional shapes, including cylinders, spheres, cones, prisms and polyhedra. … use the conditions for shapes to be … similar. 


Measurement, chance and data 
… estimate and measure length, area, surface area, mass, volume, capacity and angle. … select and use appropriate units, converting between units as required. … calculate constant rates ... … use … trigonometric ratios … … calculate summary statistics for centrality … spread … and association 


Structure 
… form and test mathematical conjectures; for example, ‘What relationship holds between the lengths of the three sides of a triangle?’ … identify and represent linear, quadratic and exponential functions by table, rule and graph (all four quadrants of the Cartesian coordinate system) ... … use and interpret the functions in modelling a range of contexts. 


Working mathematically 
… choose, use and develop mathematical models and procedures to investigate and solve problems set in a wide range of practical, theoretical and historical contexts ... … select and use technology in various combinations to assist in mathematical inquiry, to manipulate and represent data, to analyse functions and carry out symbolic manipulation. 


Interdisciplinary Learning  Thinking Processes  Creativity 
… apply selectively a range of creative thinking strategies to broaden their knowledge … 
… identifies problems and applies a range of problem solving strategies. 
For further information see the Assessment section.