Tools to support DT students

Sian Evans
02nd November 2016
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Give your students the best chance of success with these writing prompts and controlled assessment support 

In any DT subject, your students have to be able to provide structured plans, detailed justifications and constructive evaluations in written form alongside their practical creations.

To ensure that the quality of pupils' written answers complements the skill they demonstrate in the kitchen or workshop, we have selected resources that will help them formulate their ideas and present them effectively in their examined work.

Writing prompts

Ensure that your students write systematically about different products with this straightforward guide, which offers a range of prompt questions and sentence starters to spark intelligent responses.

Alternatively, help learners write confidently about any aspect of DT by making use of this literacy and numeracy support mat.

Improve the quality of food technology evaluations with this writing frame, packed full of ideas on how to structure responses, suggested sensory words and with a model answer.

Assessment tools

Share this comprehensive booklet with your GCSE food class in order to demonstrate how to write an efficient time plan that will wow the examiners.

Develop pupils’ presentation skills with this drawing and rendering techniques workbook, featuring step-by-step tips on isometric drawing, single point perspective and different presentation methods. 

Offer SEN students a starting point, rather than a blank page, when tackling project write-ups with help from this presentation, which provides a detailed structure and brief description of what to feature on each page.

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