Resistant materials grade descriptors

Resistant materials grade descriptors

Grade descriptors for research, generating ideas, making and evaluating. These pages were created based around the new grade descriptors of 1-9 taking the main points that I expected pupils to meet within each of the areas. The pages include a space for self, peer and teacher grades and were added into work booklets to help pupils understand how to achieve a higher grade.
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5 w's dice template

5 w's dice template

A net for a cube that includes the 5 w's (who, what, where, when, why). A resource to help get pupils thinking about something you have asked them to look at for a starter activity. Pupils roll the die and try to answer a question related to the resource being used to create a group discussion.
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D&T Passport

D&T Passport

A passport that I have found particularly useful when starting practical lessons within D&T. This one is specifically based around resistant materials but it could easily be adapted to suit other areas. The idea behind it is for every pupil to be given one at the start of the module or year and when pupils have been shown fully how to use the tool or equipment by yourself in a demonstration they then fill out the risk assessment that is printed on the reverse. It is then signed and dated to prove that each pupil has had sufficient training on the equipment or tools.
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How to use the path tool in 2D Design

How to use the path tool in 2D Design

A step by step worksheet on how to firstly set up a page within 2D Design then how to trace an image using the path tool. This is a resource I have used to enable pupils to explore the basics of 2D Design using just a few tools at their own pace. This enables you free time during the lesson to focus on those pupils who are struggling with the programme.
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2D Design help sheet

2D Design help sheet

A step by step help sheet for pupils to follow when teaching 2D Design. The worksheet goes through setting up a new page and how to use some basic tools in order to draw around an image from the internet. The resources includes images and text to help pupils guide their own learning.
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Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project

Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project

A year 8 project that includes a full scheme of learning, booklet and PowerPoints for the entire project. The project is an introduction to the whole design process where pupils have the choice of making either a hexagon box from MDF or a rectangle box from pine. Pupils design for a client originally basing their designs around their likes and customise the box accordingly by making and decorating items for it. A project that uses the new national curriculum levels.
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Year 7 full scheme for plastics maze project

Year 7 full scheme for plastics maze project

A year 7 project that includes a full scheme of learning, booklet and PowerPoints for the entire project. The project is an introduction to the whole design process where pupils design and make a hand held game. The maze is cut on a laser cutter and made from three layers. This can either be three layers of acrylic or two layers of MDF and one layer of acrylic to help keep costs down. A project that uses the new national curriculum levels.
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Step by step hexagon box making resource

Step by step hexagon box making resource

A step by step booklet that includes the whole process of making a hexagon box. The resource includes images and text to show pupils the correct way to produce the product. The resource was designed to help differentiate during practical lessons after a demonstration allowing those who were capable to move forward at their own pace. The images are there for a visual reminder to pupils on techniques or tools used at each step for those who struggle to retain knowledge after demonstrations.
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Step by step rectangle box resource

Step by step rectangle box resource

A step by step booklet that includes the whole process of making a rectangle box. The resource includes images and text to show pupils the correct way to produce the product. The resource was designed to help differentiate during practical lessons after a demonstration allowing those who were capable to move forward at their own pace. The images are there for a visual reminder to pupils on techniques or tools used at each step for those who struggle to retain knowledge after demonstrations.
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Revision - Joining materials

Revision - Joining materials

A revision lesson and task sheet for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials for joining materials. A lesson that shows students the processes of how to join wood, plastic and metal.
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AQA GCSE Resistant materials revision lessons

AQA GCSE Resistant materials revision lessons

A series of revision lessons for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials. The lessons work through everything that students need to revise in order to pass the exam. There are also task sheets that students use in order to take revision notes for most of the lessons, which becomes their personal revision notes to revise from at home. Finally there are PowerPoints that go through the 2014 exam paper giving model answers to help students gain maximum marks when they come to sit the exam paper.
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Revision - Egonomics, quality control

Revision - Egonomics, quality control

A revision lesson and task sheet for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials that explains to students about ergonomics and anthropometrics, and also looks at quality control/quality assurance.
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