Ultimate Guide to AQA DT GCSE NEA Generating Design Ideas Section C Teacher’s guide + Videos

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Please note:
This is a rough guide to the NEA and not a definitive one fits all solution approach. Please make sure that you follow The NEA guidance from the exam board.
We take no responsibility for how this guidance is used or the outcomes produced by your students. The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance with the exam boards NEA malpractice guidelines. There are teacher warnings throughout the presentation.

This is the ultimate teacher and student guide to the NEA for AQA Section C only.
This is approximately the next 2-3 pages of the NEA with accompanying lessons (5-6 Lessons).
Over 40 slides!
Also includes videos of sketching!

Introduction to the NEA Section C assignment
Introduction to the marking scheme in student speak
Mark scheme and break down
Common student questions about generating designs
6 Starters for generating designs
Quick ways of generating designs
Underlay templates for gridding, isometric and perspectives
Designing using CRATING
Adding tone and shade
Adding biro and line weight
Adding material representation with coloured pencils
Adding motion arrows
Adding 2D and 3D views
Adding close up views
Adding annotation
Referring my designs back to the brief, specification and Section A.
Using CAD to help with my sketches.
Telling a design story!
Four ideas in one!
Boring to creative designing
Designing using work of others
Student page examples**

All acknowledge have been shown for any use of mark schemes from the exam boards. These are easily accessed by the public.
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