Guide for students on how the NEA (Non Exam Assessment) research, design, manufacture and evaluation process can be approached.
This covers suggestions for each stage.

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Now also includes ultra-high resolution version for high quality printing up to A0 size (841 x 1189 mm) for wall display

This guide is intended for use with Year 10 GCSE DT (AQA) students as a NEA trial run before the start of the real NEA and is not intended to be used by students undertaking their live NEA.

Complete Assessment Criteria for each section of the NEA, shown in a clear pathway for each stage of the NEA. This can be used for NEA practice as well as throughout the live NEA. The assessment criteria are for the top grade banding at each stage.


  • In depth guide for each individual stage including tips and things to avoid.
  • Pathway showing the assessment criteria (top grade band) for each stage of the research, design, manufacture and evaluation. This can be used as a student guide during practice and throughout the live NEA.
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Created: Sep 14, 2019

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

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