Hero image

GB DT - Design Technology

Average Rating4.25
(based on 9 reviews)

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.

10Uploads

11k+Views

1k+Downloads

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
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY BASELINE TEST KS3

(1)
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
DT learning journey - NEW OFSTED FRAMEWORK
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

DT learning journey - NEW OFSTED FRAMEWORK

(6)
LEARNING JOURNEY for DT (workshop / materials). Created using new Ofsted framework in mind, showing 5 year journey from year 7 through to 11. Links explicitly to the NC using DESIGN / MAKE / EVALUATE language, but with clear links to iterative design and AO’S for GCSE spec. (AQA). Icons sourced online , and template created in powerpoint for ease of adapting and scaling. Will print large scale to A3 / A2. I hope you find useful. This is specific to my department and the school context. Project based, with students also completing Food and Nutrition alonside thier lessons in DT. This is a student focussed reource, which will be printed large scale and be used as posters in classrooms, as well as given to students as part of thier assessment matrix. This for HOD is used to support curriculum map, detailing lessons and project objectives in more detail, alongside scheme of work overviews and lesson powerpoints for each project.
THEORY ORGANISER / REVISION TRACKER AQA GCSE DT
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

THEORY ORGANISER / REVISION TRACKER AQA GCSE DT

(0)
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.
GCSE DT - (AQA) Designer Posters
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

GCSE DT - (AQA) Designer Posters

(1)
Key Designer Posters Used for display in classroom, easily printable to A3. Designers include (as per AQA spec): Harry Beck Marcel Breuer Norman Foster Sir Alec Issigonis William Morris Gerrit Reitvield Aldo Rossi Charles Rennie Mackintosh Phillipe Starck Key headline words used and images to illustrate designers work and style
FREE HOME LEARNING RESOURCE - DT BAKED BEAN / UPCYCLE CHALLENGE
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

FREE HOME LEARNING RESOURCE - DT BAKED BEAN / UPCYCLE CHALLENGE

(1)
FREE home learning tasks for KS3 design technology and food & nutrition students. Baked bean challenge and tin upcycle! Totally editable - tweak for your own setting. Use this to easily post tasks for students to complete. Intention is to be completed together but could be split. Week 1 - Baked bean challenge - presesent a baked bean plate Week 2 - Use the baked bean tin to upcycle and make a new product for the home / garden. Spaces left for email addresses to send work to staff.
DT Scheme of work Template
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

DT Scheme of work Template

(0)
I’ve made a simple template to plan schemes of work for Design Technology. It includes space for weekly lessons, CLEAPPS H&S, Links to the new GCSE 1-9 Specification as well as homework and assessment points. Really useful to use across a department to ensure consistency in planning and support staff in following project time restrictions.
ENTIRE PROJECT - Graphics / Packaging Focus  - Student Booklet
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

ENTIRE PROJECT - Graphics / Packaging Focus - Student Booklet

(0)
An entire student booklet / project for Travel Pack Project. Students to investigate, design, develop and make packaging for Travel Pack Brief. Project pages scaffold all tasks and can be edited in powerpoint presentation. Key pages include space for teacher feedback using WWW / EBI & .COM (.COM for student comments). Contains 25 slides that are ready to be printed to A4 to create booklet. Can also be projected as powerpoint for support student completion of task in lesson. Easy for staff to follow and excellent for cover work. Initially created for year 9 but could be adapted for KS3 or GCSE groups
FREE - Home Learning task: KS3 DT - Pasty Off!
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

FREE - Home Learning task: KS3 DT - Pasty Off!

(0)
HOME LEARNING RESOURCE Home learning task for students in KS3. Task is intended to be completed one per week - make pasties following recipe, then week 2 - design and make logo / branding to advertise pasty company to the local area. (We’re based in Cornwall!) Slides are completely editable, also gives students examples of different logo ideas and how to present in photo image.
ENTIRE PROJECT - Graphics Project - Festival Poster / Merchandise Design
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

ENTIRE PROJECT - Graphics Project - Festival Poster / Merchandise Design

(0)
A full project booklet taking students through research, design & making of products for festival of their choice. Scaffolded to allow students to complete the basics of all tasks - print single sided for students to complete extension activities or elongate tasks for stretch. Booklet includes homework and research tasks, giving space for students to print out their own work and complete tasks directly on the page. Booklet also includes ‘buffer’ / extension activities perfect for starters or cover lessons. Booklet is intended and ready to print to A4. Fully editable - add your own or delete parts not needed. Project requires students to make minimum of A3 poster and design merchandise products such as t-shirts / lanyards. I hope you find it useful!
A C C E S S F M M - DISPLAY POSTER
GraceBurrellGraceBurrell

A C C E S S F M M - DISPLAY POSTER

(0)
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!