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Paul & Julie Boyd work together as D&T consultants creating classroom resources for all areas of D&T, as well as running training for teachers and technicians (including bursary funded & low cost courses). They also run an annual competition for schools. Free resources are regularly shared via Facebook & on the website. Sign up to the mailing for updates on courses, products & resources.
D&T Curriculum Planning Bundle (KS3, GCSE, A Level)

D&T Curriculum Planning Bundle (KS3, GCSE, A Level)

This bundle consists of a range of curriculum planning documents that will help a D&T department review and create a 7 year curriculum. It consists of: Cards that summarise the keywords and headlines from the KS3 curriculum, the GCSE Subject Content and the A Level Subject Content. These are useful as an interactive activity for departmental planning, particularly in larger departments. Ticklists that summarise the content from the above cards but in a ticklist format. These sheets are particularly useful for smaller departments or for individual teachers. 10 key learning areas document that summarises and compares the learning content across all exam boards. This is useful for adding in the additional detail to curriculum planning once the initial review with the cards has been carried out. This document can also be used to compare the learning across all exam boards which may be useful if departments are considering which exam board might suit their school the most. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. This resource is available via the website as a ‘pay what you want’ resource. Visit the Pay What You Want section of the shop on the website. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Skull Fabric Torch

E-textiles Skull Fabric Torch

A set of instructions for how to create a fabric torch using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the skull design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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#ThinkDo Activity Cards for D&T

#ThinkDo Activity Cards for D&T

For more FREE resources for D&T as well as a regular D&T newsletter and information on courses visit www.julieboyd.co.uk WHAT INCLUDED IN THE RESOURCE? The resource consists of 35 #ThinkDo activity cards presented as a PDF. It is aimed at KS3 and 4 D&T teachers, but could also potentially be used at KS5, and some cards may be suitable for KS2. #ThinkDo activities are short activities that include at least one image along with questions or ideas on how to get students ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’. They encourage students to notice the everyday D&T things around them. When used regularly they also develop a ‘muscle memory’ that encourages unconscious thinking about D&T along with constant evaluation and analysis of products that are around us all the time. The #ThinkDo activities can be used for anything that encourages students to think about D&T. They are not aimed at any particular year group and cover a variety of material areas and products. Many #ThinkDo activities are based on actual exam questions which makes them good for revision. They can also be used for starters, plenaries, a full lesson activity, to prompt discussion, or for homework activities. HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED Print the slides out as they are to create an instant classroom resource. Laminate the print out to make it last longer. Students could write answers or annotation on to the laminate. Use the print outs to create a revision wall Use one of the cards as a starter, plenary or lesson activity Cut up the individual images on each slide & get students to match images to the question OTHER INFORMATION You can find out more about #ThinkDo activities at http://goo.gl/l871ZW Regular free #ThinkDo activities are posted on: Instagram (www.instagram.com/julieboydonline Facebook (www.facebook.com/julieboydonline) Twitter (@julieboydonline) There are also links to a range of free #ThinkDo activities at http://goo.gl/l871ZW Other free #ThinkDo activity cards can also be downloaded at https://goo.gl/WqM5NW This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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D&T Curriculum Planning Bundle (KS3, GCSE, A Level)

D&T Curriculum Planning Bundle (KS3, GCSE, A Level)

This bundle consists of a range of curriculum planning documents that will help a D&T department review and create a 7 year curriculum. It consists of: Cards that summarise the keywords and headlines from the KS3 curriculum, the GCSE Subject Content and the A Level Subject Content. These are useful as an interactive activity for departmental planning, particularly in larger departments. Ticklists that summarise the content from the above cards but in a ticklist format. These sheets are particularly useful for smaller departments or for individual teachers. 10 key learning areas document that summarises and compares the learning content across all exam boards. This is useful for adding in the additional detail to curriculum planning once the initial review with the cards has been carried out. This document can also be used to compare the learning across all exam boards which may be useful if departments are considering which exam board might suit their school the most. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. This resource is available via the website as a ‘pay what you want’ resource. Visit the Pay What You Want section of the shop on the website. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles LED Fabric Cuff

E-textiles LED Fabric Cuff

Instructions on how to create a bracelet or cuff using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the cuff is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Heart Fabric Torch

E-textiles Heart Fabric Torch

A set of instructions for how to create a fabric torch using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the heart design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Tetrahedron Nightlight

E-textiles Tetrahedron Nightlight

A set of instructions for how to create a night light in the shape of a tetrahedron using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the light design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Owl Fabric Torch

E-textiles Owl Fabric Torch

A set of instructions for how to create a fabric torch using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the owl design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Penguin Fabric Torch

E-textiles Penguin Fabric Torch

A set of instructions for how to create a fabric torch using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the penguin design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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E-textiles Skull Fabric Torch

E-textiles Skull Fabric Torch

A set of instructions for how to create a fabric torch using e-textiles. The resource is in PDF format. There are 34 slides which include high quality photos, text and trouble shooting tips. The instructions can also be used as a starting point for developing your own designs. A pattern template for the skull design is also included. You can also buy these instructions as part of a project pack which includes the e-textiles components required to make the project (this is only available via the website). HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED The resource can be used at KS3, 4 or 5 either as a short module of work or as a longer project. The project requires basic textiles skills including being able to cut out materials and being able to carry out basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch and oversewing stitch. The project could also be made on a sewing machine although some sections might still need to be stitched by hand. As well as being a potential project outcome in itself the instructions could be used as a starting point for students to develop their own ideas. Additional theory learning that might compliment this project include basic electronics (e.g. input, process, output) and different types of materials (e.g. woven, knitted, non woven). Note the additional learning areas are not included in the PDF. The project might also be useful for a club. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** There are a range of free resources for e-textiles, including ‘how to’ instructions and project ideas, on our website at www.julieboyd.co.uk. The website also includes other free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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Polypropylene Key Facts

Polypropylene Key Facts

A 15 slide PowerPoint summarising the key learning points on polypropylene along with severeal activity slides. This resource might support the delivery of the KS3 D&T curriculum along with the core content of the D&T GCSE. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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KS3 D&T Curriculum Activity Cards.pdf

KS3 D&T Curriculum Activity Cards.pdf

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at KS3. It reviews the KS3 designing and making attainment target (note this review does not include the separate attainment target that is specific to cooking and nutrition). The cards could be used to audit provision as well as to plan the curriculum. They could also be used to identify areas for staff professional development as well as identifying areas that might be included in departmental development plans. These cards might be used in conjuction with the GCSE Subject Content activity cards and the A level Subject Content activity cards that are available separately. The resource is designed to be used in an active way rather than just being a tick box mapping document. It might be used as part of a departmental or team meeting to generate reflection and discussion. A more basic version of this resource is also available for free in the shop - this consists of the statements listed in a linear ticklist format. A bundle is also available to buy which consists of the KS3, 4 and 5 cards all together to enable the whole curriculum to be mapped together. This resource is available via the website as a part of a ‘pay what you want’ resource (along with the A Level and GCSE resources). Visit the Pay What You Want section of the shop on the website. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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AS & A Level Subject Content Activity Cards

AS & A Level Subject Content Activity Cards

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at A level. It uses the DfE Subject Content for D&T A level which is the document the exam boards had to use to create their specifications. The document has the advantage of being less detailed than the exam board specifications which makes it easier to use as an initial mapping document. The document is intended to be used in an active way and could be used to: • Audit current provision • As a curriculum planning tool identifying key learning areas • To identify areas for staff development • To identify areas to include on a departmental development plan • To generate discussion at departmental meetings • Map KS3, 4 and 5 against each to identify common links. To do this these cards might be used in conjuction with the KS3 curriculum cards and the GCSE Subject Content activity cards that are available separately. A more basic version of this resource is also available for free in the shop - this consists of the statements listed in a linear ticklist format. A bundle is also available to buy which consists of the KS3, 4 and 5 cards all together to enable the whole curriculum to be mapped together. This resource is available via the website as a part of a ‘pay what you want’ resource (along with the KS3 and GCSE resources). Visit the Pay What You Want section of the shop on the website. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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D&T GCSE Subject Content Activity cards.pdf

D&T GCSE Subject Content Activity cards.pdf

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at GCSE. It uses the DfE Subject Content for D&T GCSE which is the document the exam boards had to use to create their specifications. The document has the advantage of being less detailed than the exam board specifications which makes it easier to use as an initial mapping document. The document is intended to be used in an active way and could be used to: • Audit current provision • As a curriculum planning tool identifying key learning areas • To identify areas for staff development • To identify areas to include on a departmental development plan • To generate discussion at departmental meetings • Map KS3 and D&T GCSE against each to identify common links. To do this these cards might be used in conjuction with the KS3 curriculum cards and the A level Subject Content activity cards that are available separately. A more basic version of this resource is also available for free in the shop - this consists of the statements listed in a linear ticklist format. A bundle is also available to buy which consists of the KS3, 4 and 5 cards all together to enable the whole curriculum to be mapped together. This resource is available via the website as a part of a ‘pay what you want’ resource (along with the KS3 and A Level resources). Visit the Pay What You Want section of the shop on the website. This resource is often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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Textiles practical skills - levels of progression

Textiles practical skills - levels of progression

Worksheet with levels of challenge for textiles skills. Strictly my opinion & 25 years teaching K3-5 in number of schools so feel free to change! Used as product analysis tool, self assessment tool for Controlled Assessment é design tool. Also used for marking é moderating to identify challenging work. Remember techniques also need to be carried out to a reasonable level for them to count as challenging! Construction techniques, decorative techniques, fastenings, edge finishes, shaping, seams, fabrics, levels of progression, textiles practical skills, KS3, KS4, KS5.
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#ThinkDo Activity Cards for D&T

#ThinkDo Activity Cards for D&T

For more FREE resources for D&T as well as a regular D&T newsletter and information on courses visit www.julieboyd.co.uk WHAT INCLUDED IN THE RESOURCE? The resource consists of 35 #ThinkDo activity cards presented as a PDF. It is aimed at KS3 and 4 D&T teachers, but could also potentially be used at KS5, and some cards may be suitable for KS2. #ThinkDo activities are short activities that include at least one image along with questions or ideas on how to get students ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’. They encourage students to notice the everyday D&T things around them. When used regularly they also develop a ‘muscle memory’ that encourages unconscious thinking about D&T along with constant evaluation and analysis of products that are around us all the time. The #ThinkDo activities can be used for anything that encourages students to think about D&T. They are not aimed at any particular year group and cover a variety of material areas and products. Many #ThinkDo activities are based on actual exam questions which makes them good for revision. They can also be used for starters, plenaries, a full lesson activity, to prompt discussion, or for homework activities. HOW THE RESOURCE MIGHT BE USED Print the slides out as they are to create an instant classroom resource. Laminate the print out to make it last longer. Students could write answers or annotation on to the laminate. Use the print outs to create a revision wall Use one of the cards as a starter, plenary or lesson activity Cut up the individual images on each slide & get students to match images to the question OTHER INFORMATION You can find out more about #ThinkDo activities at http://goo.gl/l871ZW Regular free #ThinkDo activities are posted on: Instagram (www.instagram.com/julieboydonline Facebook (www.facebook.com/julieboydonline) Twitter (@julieboydonline) There are also links to a range of free #ThinkDo activities at http://goo.gl/l871ZW Other free #ThinkDo activity cards can also be downloaded at https://goo.gl/WqM5NW This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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D&T Subject Content Keywords & Headline Review

D&T Subject Content Keywords & Headline Review

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at GCSE. It uses the DfE Subject Content document which is what the exam boards used to create their specifications. Using these statements rather than the exam board specification helps simplify the initial review process. The review is a three sheet PDF document in a ticklist format. It might be used in conjunction with the KS3 Curriculum ticklist and A level Subject Content ticklist that are available separately. This resource (and the others mentioned above) is also available in the shop as a set of cards that can be used as an interactive departmental activity. The ticklist is a good for small departments or individual teachers whereas the cards might be better for a larger department or to help generate a broader curriculum planning discussion. As well as being available to buy the cards are often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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KS3 D&T Curriculum Keywords & Headlines Review

KS3 D&T Curriculum Keywords & Headlines Review

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at KS3. It reviews the KS3 designing and making attainment target (note this review does not include the separate attainment target that is specific to cooking and nutrition). The review is a one sheet PDF document in a ticklist format. It might be used in conjunction with the GCSE Subject Content ticklist and A level Subject Content ticklist that are available separately. This resource (and the others mentioned above) is also available in the shop as a set of cards that can be used as an interactive departmental activity. The ticklist is a good for small departments or individual teachers whereas the cards might be better for a larger department or to help generate a broader curriculum planning discussion. As well as being available to buy the cards are often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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AS & A Level D&T Subject Content Keywords & Headlines Review

AS & A Level D&T Subject Content Keywords & Headlines Review

This is a department curriculum planning document intended as a starting point for reviewing a D&T department’s provision at A level. It uses the DfE Subject Content document which is what the exam boards used to create their specifications. Using these statements rather than the exam board specification helps simplify the initial review process. The review is a three sheet PDF document in a ticklist format. It might be used in conjunction with the KS3 Curriculum ticklist and GCSE Subject Content ticklist that are available separately. This resource (and the others mentioned above) is also available in the shop as a set of cards that can be used as an interactive departmental activity. The ticklist is a good for small departments or individual teachers whereas the cards might be better for a larger department or to help generate a broader curriculum planning discussion. As well as being available to buy the cards are often given away for free on some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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Comparing the D&T GCSE Specifications

Comparing the D&T GCSE Specifications

This is a 2 page summary (PDF) comparing the D&T GCSE specifications. This is our opinion only and it’s essential departments do their own comparisons and check the most up to date information on the exam board websites. We recommend that departments consider all exam board specifications when making their decision as each has advantages and disadvantages. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and products and a regular D&T newsletter. ** This resource and its text & images must only be used by the person downloading it and must not be shared, adapted or sold in any way.
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10 Key Learning Areas in D&T Summary (all exam boards)

10 Key Learning Areas in D&T Summary (all exam boards)

This document summarises and compares all of the learning in the D&T GCSE exam board specifications. The document is in PDF format and covers all exam boards. It is also available broken down into separate exam boards and as Word documents so that it can be used as a curriculum planning document for a department’s chosen exam board. These Word documents can only be downloaded from the website at https://goo.gl/6CyhZg This document has been created by Paul and Julie Boyd from Boyd Education. It’s been created for our own purposes as education consultants with the following aims: To provide an overview and quick reference point all in one place for the learning content for the D&T GCSE specifications To get an overview of the links between KS3, GCSE and KS5 To identify key learning areas that might be prioritised when creating schemes of learning across all key stages. To help us map schemes of learning and other resources we produce against these key areas in order to support a five/seven year curriculum with clear learning links and progression across all key stages To show the importance of KS3 as the building block for all key stages in order to evidence to departments and senior leaders the importance of KS3 curriculum time To show the importance of all material areas and how they contribute to the D&T KS3, 4 and 5 curriculum Although not specifically designed for teachers we’ve released the document because teachers who have used it on our courses have said they find it useful. This is a working document which will be developed over time, along with supporting resources. It should therefore not be viewed as complete and the most up to date version will be used as part of courses we run. Visit the courses section at www.julieboyd.co.uk to identify courses that focus on creating schemes of learning using this information. As this document has been designed for our own purposes teachers are advised to use it for guidance only. It’s our interpretation of curriculum documents and some changes from the originals have been made for formatting purposes. Teachers are advised to check all of the original documents and specifications themselves to ensure our interpretation is accurate. This resource is often given away some of our courses. Visit the website or contact us to find out which courses include this resource. ** Visit www.julieboyd.co.uk for a range of free resources, information on courses and products and a regular D&T newsletter. ** Our document can be used & adapted by teachers in a department but it must not be used in any other way without permission.
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