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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!
BTEC Engineering Component 1 bundle
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BTEC Engineering Component 1 bundle

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Manufacturing processes independent study booklet and pro-formas for Learning Aim A & B with all stages of assignment clearly labeled. Student led booklets that can be used in powerpoint or uploaded and converted to google slides with ease. (Can also be printed or turned into a pdf if you choose.) Happy engineering!
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!
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.
BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B
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BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B

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This 66 page booklet (pdf) follows on from part A and covers the rest of the learning aim A syllabus including material properties, power transmission, and manufacturing processes. There are lots of pages that repeat in format so that students can draw, research and learn about; Sand, die and investment casting. Machining including turning, milling and drilling. Injection, extrusion, blow and rotational moulding. Slip, tape and press forming ceramics. Press forming, stamping, drop forging metals and backward/forward impact extrusion. 3D printing. Compression moulding (metals and thermosets). Laying up. Soldering, brazing. MIG, TIG, Oxy welding. This is a "build your own" textbook, its just activities. My students complete notes in lesson time and then type them up in study periods... Some haven't started yet but they'll have too soon. I'm hoping they will re-visit their notes are part of the controlled assessment "research". I've also started to get them to complete the research tasks before lessons so that they have examples of products before we go through the processes. This booklet is to help me as much as them because I would hate to forget to include teaching a process to find the design brief included something I hadn't covered with them! I'm going to look into the other learning aims this term.... Hopefully! Sorry it's a pdf but I've paid for license for the images in some of the activities!
BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining
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BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining

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A selection of resources that can be used to deliver Unit 7: Machining including teaching materials, worksheets and booklets that can be used alongside the online assignment briefs. Some editable some pdf. I have working drawings for the six making projects are students undertake, if you are interested please get in touch as they are 2D design tools files so can't be uploaded. Most of this bundle is focused on drilling and turning because we have limited lathe access for our students.
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!
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 - Temporary and permanent joining methods.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Temporary and permanent joining methods.

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This booklet allows students to gather information on methods used to join different types of materials. 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 14 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 - Manufacturing processes.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Manufacturing processes.

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This booklet allows students to gather information on manufacturing processes including alloying, moulding, printing, machining to name a few. 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 28 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 - Paper/boards/textiles/smart materials.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Paper/boards/textiles/smart materials.

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This booklet allows students to gather information on papers, boards, textiles and smart materials using material properties. 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. Woods/metals/plastics.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook. Woods/metals/plastics.

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This booklet allows students to gather information on woods, metals, polymers using material properties. 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 9 pages in total including the relevant section of the specification. I plan to create a booklet for each section! Thanks for looking.
BTEC Engineering Level 2 Unit 1 The Engineered World - Multiple Choice quizzes.
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 Unit 1 The Engineered World - Multiple Choice quizzes.

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The biggest hurdle in BTEC is to ensure learners achieve a level 2 pass in the online exam. Our less able learners don't/won't/can't revise especially as the pressure mounts and they loose the will to write generate statements on rote! This is a set of fully editable multiple choice tests (55 marks in total) which could be given to those L1/P learners whilst other students focus on long answer questions or used as starter tasks. I've tried to cover all/most topics. Answers sheets included (I think I'll laminate mine) for students to self/peer assess the answers (making it look like you've done enough marking to statisfy your senior leaders/OFSTEDS unquenchable thirst for evidence.) Some are manufacturing process ordering questions, some are generic questions similar to those in the online test. Enjoy! Any suggestions/comments please get in touch.
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Assignment 2: Parameters, techniques, safe working practices etc.
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Assignment 2: Parameters, techniques, safe working practices etc.

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This is a 12 page booklet that supports learners through assignment 2 providing them with a place to gather evidence. The practical task is a hammer, but this could easily be replaced with a task of your choice. p.1 Front cover p.2 Success Criteria including simple and complex work holding devices lists p.3 Hammer working drawing (created in 2D design and impossible to upload on TES, sorry.) p.4 & 5 Centre lathe set up (facing off, knurling, setting machining speeds, boring holes, cut depths when roughing and finishing) p.6 Pillar drill set up (position of tool and work piece, changing the speed, swarf checks.) p.7 Final practical photograph and self evaluation (strengths and weaknesses for D2) p.8-10 Accuracy checks including surface finish, vernier, go-no gauge (we made a very basic one) tapers and chamfers. p.11-12 Space for photographic evidence of accuracy checks performed. If using the online assignment brief learners also need to complete a health, safety and accuracy presentation to accompany their evidence. We also include a assessor observation of students setting up the vertical mill correctly and safely to ensure all boxes are ticked. (We also just received some good moderator feedback!) Thanks for looking!
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 Engineered World Exam Unit 1 - Engineering materials revision mind map
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BTEC Engineered World Exam Unit 1 - Engineering materials revision mind map

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This is a step by step guide to enable your students to create a mind-map that recaps the following materials; Titanium Tungsten Duralumin Optical Fibres Modern Metallic Foams Carbon Fibre GRP Kevlar Tungsten Carbide There are two pathways (hard for merit/dist students and easy for L1/pass students) or you could just print my version and add it to a revision pack. I might include timers when mine undertake the task to prevent procrastination. Could be used for a different subject applying the same principles.
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.
BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1 Exam - Smart Materials Lesson
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1 Exam - Smart Materials Lesson

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Slide 1: Bell - Highlight the five most important words from each smart materials definition. Slide 2: Review the words for piezoelectricity with the group. Slide 3 & 4: Two youtube clips - one explaining cigarette lighters (because they are universally liked by all teenagers) and one that covers ultrasound. Slide 5: Slide that covers benefits and limitations (Your high ability can copy these out while the rest answer the key question at the top of the page. ) Slide 6: Review of the 5 words for electrochromic glass with the group. Slide 7: Grand designs electrochromic glass clip. Slide 8: Same as 5. Slide 9-15: Same structure repeated for SMAs and SMPs covering a range of applications. Slide 16: A wordle with the key terms from the lesson to enable your students to write their own definition of a smart material. Worksheet with some key questions for everyone to be completed during powerpoint and to avoid them getting that glazed look and break up the note taking/clip watching. This can also be used as evidence to later mark (and then remark in order to close the loop just in case ofsted rock up.) Save yourself a day's worth of hunting for appropriate videos and download this fully editable resource. Happy Sunday.