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Resources provided for hard material technologies covering Engineering, Resistant Materials and Product Design. Designed by a former blacksmith with 8 years teaching experience and 6 years examination and moderation experience!

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Resources provided for hard material technologies covering Engineering, Resistant Materials and Product Design. Designed by a former blacksmith with 8 years teaching experience and 6 years examination and moderation experience!
A-level Product Design - Building your own textbook - Design movements.
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A-level Product Design - Building your own textbook - Design movements.

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This booklet allows students to gather information on each of the design movements in the specification. This pack should upload into google drive or classroom with little formatting (or as an editable pdf.) I plan to use this so that I can monitor my students progress, how easy it is for us to assume they have made their own notes... And even more frustrating that deep down we know they don't. There a 7 pages in total including the relevant section of the specification. I plan to create a booklet for each section! Thanks for looking.
A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Bundle!
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Bundle!

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A bundle of resources covering -Materials -Manufacturing processes -Temporary and permanent joining methods -Design Movements There are over 60 A4 worksheets in total. They could be set in or out of classroom time and can be uploaded to google classroom for easy editing!
BTEC Level 2 First Award in Engineering - Unit 2 Product Investigation - Assessment booklet
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BTEC Level 2 First Award in Engineering - Unit 2 Product Investigation - Assessment booklet

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This is a 22 page booklet created is in PowerPoint with A4 landscape layout, that covers all four areas of the Unit 2, which can be adapted to be used for any product. Fully editable and with no particular product in mind (one size fits all) with the exception of the specification help sheet which focuses on torches (but this is transferable knowledge.) We're planning to use torches for the specification and quality section and the Nissan leaf for materials and manufacture, as focusing on one product tends to leave students a little weary/unfocused. The booklet can also be used in conjunction with the online assignment briefs given out as a booklet or each section one at a time. One version has guidelines to help students write down their answers by hand if you school lacks IT equipment, I know mine does! The other version could be uploaded into google drive and converted to a slide document (might need a little reformatting but not a lot CABIN is my preferred font) or turned into a .pdf for Dropbox or Dochub.) p.1 Title slide p.2 Specification guidance & keywords/sentence structure. p.3 Dissassembly. P.4 Specification help sheet with generic questions to guide students. p. 5-7 Specification worksheets covering all headings from Edexcel guidance. p.8 Materials helpsheet. p.9 Materials & components images collection. p.10-11 Two materials in detail. p.12 The environmental impact of materials. p.13 Manufacturing help sheets. p.14 Manufacturing methods for two components in relation to specific components. p.15-16 Manufacturing methods for two components in detail. p.17 Comparing the environmental impact of manufacturing methods - essay style answer. p.18 Quality control and assurance guidance and keywords. p.19 Quality control checks. p.20 Specific quality control checks in relation to TQM. (TQM is not on the syllabus but some of the students find it easier to grasp and it gives a better full over, which is less specific than Kaizen. p.21 TQM mind map. p.22 Evaluating different quality assurance systems table (I usually use Kaizen, TMQ and Poka Yoke.) Thanks for looking, any questions just ask!
BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: Engineered World - Mock Exam (B)
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: Engineered World - Mock Exam (B)

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A 16 question, editable 50 mark mock exam including the follow topics. (PDF also included for those who don't have publisher.) Modern high performance materials. Renewable Energy. Machining; Milling, Drop forging, Sand casting, Welding, Shearing, Turning. Health and Safety. CNC manufacture. Continuous Production. Surface mount technology.
BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1 Learning Aim B Assessment Proforma
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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1 Learning Aim B Assessment Proforma

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This is a 15 page booklet that can be used in conjunction with the Component 1 - Exploring engineering skills through the design process verified assignment brief on the Pearson website as a set of assessment sheets. p.1 Front page - existing products research p.2 Assessment criteria for assignment. p.3 Specification for an existing product (hacksaw) which could be easily edited for another product of the teachers choice. Initial ideas p.4 Product Investigation written task. p.5 Mind map - Starter point for iterative development p. 6 Initial ideas page (busy page) p. 7&8 Detailed ideas with space for written evaluation against spec and with peers. p.9 Peer review - group activity p.10 Generating a physical model (workshop based and optional as students can model just using CAD.) p.11 Generating a 3D model using CAD p.12 Final design solution CAD p.13 Peer review against evaluation of initial specification. p.14 Extended evaluation (for merit and distinction learners). p.15 Final peer review form (an alternative or additional to the more subjective review on p.14) This booklet is based on design a hacksaw, we have created the same booklet for a bottle opener so the students can have a trial run to learn the skills but this might prove to be very time consuming. I’ve provided it as a powerpoint and pdf. (I’m planning to get students to use google classroom and slides.) Happy September! More resources for Unit 1 and 2 coming soon. Look out for bundles and new spec Level 3 resources in my shop.
Advantages and Disadvantages of CAD
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Advantages and Disadvantages of CAD

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An A-level resource for use on product design, resistant materials, and graphic products courses. Can also be used as part of BTEC Level 3 Engineering, Unit 16 Engineering Drawing for Technicians. A slideshow with animations and questions for discussion and a series of slides just with questions that can be printed as supporting worksheets for students to annotate answers onto.
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: What makes a tool useful?
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: What makes a tool useful?

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A lesson where students exchange information to develop their understand of the following tools and what shape profiles they cut in materials; counter bore, centre drill, twist drill bit, flat-bottomed drill bit, tap, die, countersink, reamer, facing tool, turning tool. The lesson starts with speed dating (instructions included) where students read out slips to eachother (sounds a bit naff but works really well if they are not a group that engages well with writing and has a clear oracy element.) Team discussions and teacher lead discussions moves on to a highlight keywords and explain their meaning sheet. Finally the students have to try and identify which tools create which profiles from given diagrams using the descriptions. Support students moving from Pass to Merit, helps less able to engage with L1 identification of tools, with less writing and more speaking. Probably an hours worth of teaching, identify the profiles could be given as a consolidation homework if you run out of time. All text editable in download. Compliment my other Unit 7: Machining resources including https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/level-2-btec-engineering-unit-7-machining-effectiveness-applications-of-tools-11118336 . Any feedback greatly received!
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: Effectiveness/applications of tools.
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: Effectiveness/applications of tools.

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Eight A4 portrait worksheets covering the use of the following tools: twist drill bit, centre drill, counter-bore, flat bottomed drill bit, tap and die, dead centre, live centre, countersink, and reamer. The tasks are varied, some word frame/reading tasks, some sketching tasks, some question based tasks. Lots of keywords for those learners who struggle with the new vocabulary, excellent and essential Assignment 1 preparation. Activities are appropriate for those students looking to gain a Pass/Merit grade as advantages and disadvantages are not covered in detail. Any suggestions welcome (the file was created as a .ddp hence the pdf format but I'm happy to edit upon request), More Level 2 resources coming soon. A full lesson teaching students about the same tools is available here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/level-2-btec-engineering-unit-7-machining-what-makes-a-tool-useful-11163145
 Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining. Selecting and using tools and workholding devices.
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining. Selecting and using tools and workholding devices.

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This is a 16 page A4 pack (pdf) that enables students to provide photographic evidence for Unit 7: Machining Techniques, learning Aim A and compliments the online assignment brief provided by Edexcel. Students should look to take photos where their face is visible, if they do not, you or one of their peer's, should write a comment such as "I witnessed students' name* completing this task" adding a signature to verify the evidence. *Beta tested! Corrections made! If you downloaded an incorrect version get in touch and I'll email you the latest correct version. ** Dec 2015 - Further improvements to student requirements. When did you select it? Why did you select it? What makes it useful? To break up the tasks more clearly.
Level 2 BTEC Engineering Unit 7: Machining Techniques D1 Advantages and disadvantages of tools.
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering Unit 7: Machining Techniques D1 Advantages and disadvantages of tools.

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A series of resources and lesson plan for 2-3 lessons that focus on preparing students to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different tools. In the main lesson students share different tool advantages and disadvantages and play forehead detective (where they stick one short slip of information on their forehead) and then sort themselves from most important to least important. This helps them to learn what the different benefits and pit falls of tools without having to sit and learn them on rote. It contains short bursts of reading and no writing so will keep your "lads" occupied and weaker students engaged, focusing all learners whilst helping your strong students understand how to approach D1. p.s. Student will be one their feet for most of the lesson! The follow up lesson gives the stronger students the opportunity to record the advantages and disadvantages of the tools they need to in a simple tick box audit. (Both the main PowerPoint and audit are editable if your centre has chosen different tools to mine or you think of anything I've missed, it's past midnight and I've got a full day tomorrow!) I've also thrown in a M1 diamond nine, "which tool is most useful worksheet?", which could be used before or after this lesson, or could be completed by your Pass grade students whilst your Merit and Distinction students take the audit. I gave mine the choice if they were Pass/Merit to do either and made the Distinction students do both, because I am a horrible person. Please note that students will need to include work holding devices to achieve M1 and D1, I am going to be looking at preparing work for these next so watch this space.
BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1/2 manufacturing processes learning.
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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1/2 manufacturing processes learning.

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In an attempt to stimulate a little bit of independence from our level 2 learners we’re working on a “create your our textbook” principle. This is a 21 page booklet. Each page has a generic layout with 4 boxes (because we all know that boys like to have a clear grasp of what they are going to see and what they need to do to get out of lesson when the bell goes, instead of staying behind and face 10 minutes of self reflection…!) Each slide has a process name as the title “drilling” these manufacturing processes come from the specification. The first box asks students to collect a picture, animation, youtube video, draw a sketch or a photograph of someone completing the process. You could provide learners with a range of information and specify the task, we’ll be using google classroom and slides so they can find something memorable of their own. The second box asks them to collect products made using the process which can be “taught” at the beginning of the lesson or self directed. A few of the processes they collect other information “different shaped file profiles” is an example. The third box gives them a range of tasks that are literacy related and tie into MAGENTA principles which are differentiated and if students have had a writing heavy day or a good understanding of the process already or are less able they can complete an easy one. See below. Use ten keywords. Three bullet points. Copy and paste a description of the process then highlight ten important words. Describe the process in four stages. Write a detailed paragraph including advantages and disadvantages. (More able moving onto L3 students should really consider using this final task. We can live in hope.) The final box asks students to explain which materials the process can be used in conjunction with. The slides are extremely similar, but this should help us (and you) move away from lots of loose worksheets that get lost to a photocopied booklet or online booklet where everything is together. (It also means that if they end up in the inclusion unit they can just carry on independently and cover lessons need minimal resources and have routine built in.) Happy September!
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Powder Metallurgy
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Powder Metallurgy

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Two short lessons, or one lesson and additional homeworks used to teach and consolidate the powder metallurgy process. Starter: Write down success criteria,complete a powder metallurgy flowchart. Task 1 : Watch a youtube clip, teacher to explain each stage of process. Task 2: Cut and paste the stages and stick them in the correct order. Task 3: Homework to encourage students to think about applications and consolidate. Task 4: Similar cut and paste exercise with pictures of each stage, students to annotate each picture. Advantages and Disadvantages to be covered in a separate lesson in comparison to the three casting techniques!
BTEC First Award in Engineering - Unit 1 Exam - Manufacturing Processes worksheets/revision
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BTEC First Award in Engineering - Unit 1 Exam - Manufacturing Processes worksheets/revision

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A selection of eight worksheets with exam style questions and learning activities for - Drop Forging (3 sheets) Shearing (2 sheets) 3 worksheets covering - Sand casting Investment casting Powder metallurgy Die casting Would make good follow up learning for my manufacturing processes lesson, more detailed than the homework/revision pack worksheets available in my resources area. Thanks for looking.