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Resources that facilitate data; collection, synthesis, analysis and target setting. Collaboratively designed with practitioners, to add value to existing data sets through contextualisation, and make provision for the collection of pupil performance data in the classroom.

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Resources that facilitate data; collection, synthesis, analysis and target setting. Collaboratively designed with practitioners, to add value to existing data sets through contextualisation, and make provision for the collection of pupil performance data in the classroom.
One Point Perspective Grid
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One Point Perspective Grid

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A photocopiable one-point perspective grid which can be enlarged/reduced if needed. Students could draw directly onto the grid or this could be used as an underlay so that they can draw without the limitations of the grid.
Lever Theory Worksheet KS3
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Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

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Two simple documents that can be printed from the PDF files and photocopied so that they can be combined to a single, double-sided WS. It uses several simple tasks that can be used to reinforce the understanding of levers and their everyday application.
D&T Literacy mats - Investigate, design, make and evaluate
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D&T Literacy mats - Investigate, design, make and evaluate

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Four A3 literacy mats to support students whilst working in D&T. These include words that may be used for tasks in each of the areas of the subject (please note where words apply to multiple areas these are duplicated). The mats also include punctuation that students should use and guidance for a specific task in each area. Investigate - Design specification Design - Annotation Make - Flowchart Evaluate - Evaluation against specification This guidance is provided to support tasks. Sheets are colour coded and can be printed and laminated, PDF file format ensures that these can be easily viewed on mobile devices and through a projector. Easily scaled down or up using Adobe Reader whilst printing.
Pupil Premium Case Study (MS Word Template)
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Pupil Premium Case Study (MS Word Template)

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A three-part Pupil Premium (PP) case study template, fully editable in MS Word. This allows schools to quickly profile the interventions being implemented to support disadvantaged pupils. It has been designed for secondary schools but can be easily contextualised for all stages of education. Each stage has been presented separately on the document but page breaks could be easily removed if you wanted to consoldiate the document. The structure and content has been base upon good practice across public education and in-line with Ofsted expectations. Please use this to profile successful intervention and those less-successful interventions where the school has had less effect due to factors outside of their control.
Teacher Excel Markbook
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Teacher Excel Markbook

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This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.
Types of Metals and Steel's Properties
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Types of Metals and Steel's Properties

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Two worksheets included in this download; steel and its properties and types of metals. Both files are PDFs which will make them to scale up/down and print from either Mac or PC. The worksheets could be used as a starter, plenary, recap or revision exercise. There is no supporting PPT or additional notes provided with the worksheets. However, these have been used extensively and work well in the classroom.
Attainment 8 Estimate tables and comparison: 2015 - 2017
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Attainment 8 Estimate tables and comparison: 2015 - 2017

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An excel file which collates all of the attainment 8 estimate tables from 2015 to 2017 shadow measures released by the DfE 30 March 2017. Included in the file are the unvalidated and validated versions of 2016 estimates presented alongside the new 2017 shadow measures as a line chart. Differences between the estimates have also been calculated and presented alongside each other for quick comparison. This file saves time, preventing the need for you to collate and tabulate the information yourself.
Guess What - Sustainable products
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Guess What - Sustainable products

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Based on the popular game 'Guess Who' this card game can be played in small groups. From two packs of cards one student picks a product whilst the group of students with their pack of cards try to identify it. This is achieved by asking questions about the products sustainability, function, use of material, design, aesthetics etc. This is should promote discussion and encourages students to make links between topics.
Metals and metalworking
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Metals and metalworking

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Printable worksheets for: Groups of metals Steel properties Metalworking tools and processes Includes one point perspective grid for free!
Classroom 'Exit Card' - AfL, pupil feedback etc.
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Classroom 'Exit Card' - AfL, pupil feedback etc.

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A simple word document that has six 'exit cards' per page. Teachers can type, copy and paste a question to ask all students to complete as a plenary/mini-plenary to consolidate learning and assess their knowledge and understanding of a term, concept etc. Alternatively this could be used for pupil feedback, self-assessment etc. for the lesson or a learning resource. This simple sheet provides a simple, yet effective method of communication between the teacher and pupil.
'AQA style' test paper/template for KS3.
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'AQA style' test paper/template for KS3.

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This is a word file document which has been designed to reflect the current product design/resistant materials existing AQA GCSE exam paper. A series of metal focused questions have been written for KS3 pupils including; H&S, aesthetics, metalworking tools and brazing. However, if you are looking to write your own paper this will also act as a template. It is fully editable with a cover that includes the same information as the GCSE equivalent. This will make it much easier and quicker to author a paper that resembles the GCSE paper. Please note that the layout and style of the template reflect AQA and is most suitable to those working with the exam board. This resource does not use any information from any GCSE questions published by AQA.
Pupil Mapping - Tracking progress
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Pupil Mapping - Tracking progress

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This document can be used to track the progress and/or acquisition of new knowledge/skills over a period time. This could be to track a student, group or whole class over a lesson, week, topic or term to visually present what progress has been made. Use initials, names, colour, pupil codes etc. The example illustrates one way in which the 'map' can be used.
Taboo - Sustainable products?
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Taboo - Sustainable products?

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Based upon the popular game of Taboo included in this resource are 12 cards of common everyday products. Students work in pairs or could be completed as a starter to guess the product. The focus should be on describing what it looks like, its use of materials, its sustainability, recyclability etc. The words on each card cannot be used by the student describing the product. This is meant to promote discussion and support other tasks, any comments and suggestions would be welcome.
Assessment - Spelling Correction Worksheet
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Assessment - Spelling Correction Worksheet

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Used as part of a department's formative assessment strategy this worksheet allows teachers or peers to identify up to six words that a student has misspelled. (Any more and multiples sheets can be used.) The 'marker' writes the words in the space provided before issuing to the pupil, who then copy out the correct spelling five times. The sheet can then be stuck into an exercise book to evidence teacher assessment, student progress etc. Printing the sheets onto a coloured paper i.e. green for assessment. This makes them more impactful.
Annotating design work
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Annotating design work

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An easy to follow worksheet that is presented as a simple flowchart. The sheet has been designed to place underneath a student's design sheet on their non-writing side. Two versions are included with both right-handed and left-handed students catered for. The task is divided into three sections; good and bad features, design specification and moral, social, environmental and cultural issues. This provides a prompt that these should be discussed through annotation and does not provide a detailed overview of what these are. These sheet can be easily printed and laminated to be used across a range of ages and even act as a starting point for AS and A2.
Brazing sequence drawing
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Brazing sequence drawing

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This resource provides pupils with a partially completed sequence 'drawing' and a support sheet of photographs. They can identify the correct sequence of tasks, cut them out and stick onto the A3 overview page. Using the keywords pupils can then explain each of the main four stages. This task can be delivered before pupils tackle an exam-style (AQA) manufacturing question where they have to summarise the process of making into four stages using their own notes and sketches.
Applying tone with pencil poster
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Applying tone with pencil poster

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A PDF poster that can be enlarged easily using Acrobat Reader. The poster uses a simple colour scheme and diagrams to illustrate where to hold the pencil and the angle required to reproduce a range of tones using a single pencil. This is for quick reference or could be used as a handout whilst focusing on technique. The diagrams are illustrative and try to focus pupils on technique rather than outcome. This poster represents the first of a range of posters I wish to make available on TES in the coming weeks/months.