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GB DT - Design Technology

Currently Head of Department and teacher of Design Technology in Cornwall. With a creative background and T&L experience in Product Design, Graphics and Textiles up to KS5, I am working through sharing as many of my resources as possible. Resources are created for new spec AQA GCSE DT, I also teach NCFE Graphic Design. KS3 resources are created for students completing projects in all key areas, with planning resources incorporating schedules to also take in to account food & nutrition.

Currently Head of Department and teacher of Design Technology in Cornwall. With a creative background and T&L experience in Product Design, Graphics and Textiles up to KS5, I am working through sharing as many of my resources as possible. Resources are created for new spec AQA GCSE DT, I also teach NCFE Graphic Design. KS3 resources are created for students completing projects in all key areas, with planning resources incorporating schedules to also take in to account food & nutrition.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY BASELINE TEST KS3
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DESIGN TECHNOLOGY BASELINE TEST KS3

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After some research and necessary updating of our baseline test for year 7, I have created the following resource to encompass all of the areas within KS3 DT (for my department this is Product Design (timber, metal, plastics, electronics) F&N and Textiles. The resource is broken down in to a page roughly for each subject area, with focus on numeracy, measuring and basic use of equipment. Identification of tools and machinery in the department are also included as well as more detailed questions for F&N, including hygiene and a design based task to measure creativity, design skills etc. I have yet to develop a mark scheme for this, but the test has been made simple enough for marking to allow for peer assessment, with the design question being the only one that may require teacher critique. I hope you find it useful, please leave some feedback! Enjoy, GB
A C C E S S F M M - DISPLAY POSTER
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A C C E S S F M M - DISPLAY POSTER

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ACCESS FMM may be an old tried and tested method, but I still think its a great acronym to get students to think about so many aspects of designing and evaluations. I made these as a quick resource for display in a new classroom. Print out A3, laminate & display in a reference point for students to engage with independently. Feel free to adapt the questions at the bottom!
THEORY ORGANISER / REVISION TRACKER AQA GCSE DT
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THEORY ORGANISER / REVISION TRACKER AQA GCSE DT

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Theory content for GCSE DT (AQA) using the PG online contents to structure. I use these in students ring -binders from year 9 to organise their theory and allow topics to be ticked off once covered, with the chance to use the RAG rated columns to revisit for revision. Print out on different coloured sheets to act as dividers between all core / specialist theory content.