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Orthographic and Exploded Drawing
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Orthographic and Exploded Drawing

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Four A3 sheets I created to cover Orthographic Drawing and exploded drawing for GCSE. These sheets should cover the basics that would be useful for student’s GCSE D&T coursework and also the exam. There are three lesson sheets and a Homework. all of the sheets have supporting Youtube tutorials. These are available at Mr Ridley’s Design and Technology Youtube channel. For the second sheet there is the choice of a set of instructional clips or a simple overview clip these could be used for distance learning or a cover lesson.
Food Packaging Project Pack
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Food Packaging Project Pack

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This project pack contains three food packaging templates for A pizza box, a cupcake box and a triangle chocolate bar These sheets provide a net for development for students to create three small functional food packaging items. This can be used as part of a Design and Technology Graphics or a Food lesson. Each sheet is A3 size and can be copied onto white card, this gives a good size to actually hold a Single Cupcake or mini pizza with the completed packaging. We have used this in a multi part food lesson in which students can design and make a package and a food product. The sheet gives details of the relevant food packaging information requirements. I have also included in this pack an exemplar pizza box as featured in the Youtube clip. There is a Youtube Clip On my channel “ Mr Ridley Design and Technology” showing how to assemble the Cupcake and pizza boxes. Using a Youtube clip this could be used as a cover or home learning task.
Biopolymers, Exam type question for A level Product Design
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Biopolymers, Exam type question for A level Product Design

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This is two A level Product design questions, featuring questions around the subject of Bio-polymers, the topical subject has appeared more frequently recently. This consists of thee A3 sheets one is a question sheet with two longer format questions and the other two sheets contain full marking guidance and tips from the examiner. This then enables students to complete the questions and then ideally peer mark the response. These sheets would be ideal for a stand alone A level question or as revision work.
Orthographic Drawing  Do It Now Tasks lesson starters
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Orthographic Drawing Do It Now Tasks lesson starters

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A set of seven lesson starters based around orthographic drawing. These are supported by YouTube clips of about five minutes. Use these to introduce Orthographic Drawing principles, as standalone starters or as part of a graphics project. These are three to an A4 sheet, they are great for settling a class quickly and moving on to a main part of a lesson. YouTube clips are available at Mr Ridley’s Design and Technology YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6G7ICSI8N4fHJq5YK3Pd6g?view_as=subscriber
Orthographic Drawing Exercises
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Orthographic Drawing Exercises

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Here is a drawing exercise for GCSE D&T or Engineering. there are three tasks on the sheet that are based around creating Orthographic drawing from Isometric CAD images. This kind of task is common in GCSE exam papers. this sheet could be used as part of a drawing lesson or as cover work or a home learning task. There are explanations of similar tasks on my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAVXNGd_MLE&t=204s
Specialist  Design and Technology Equipment Exam questions for GCSE D&T
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Specialist Design and Technology Equipment Exam questions for GCSE D&T

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Specialist Design and Technology Equipment Exam questions for GCSE D&T and Product Design. Specialist Design and Technology Equipment is a common theme for examiners in GCSE D&T and Product Design and the equipment featured in these questions are often featured in past papers. Here’s a chance to cover these three pieces of equipment in enough detail to enable students to tackle such questions. This consists of two A3 sheets one is a question sheet and the second contains marking guidance for each of the questions. This then enables students to complete the question and then ideally peer mark the response. These sheets would be ideal for a stand alone GCSE revision or as cover work.
Plant Moisture Sensor  Electronics Project - Full Teaching Pack
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Plant Moisture Sensor Electronics Project - Full Teaching Pack

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Plant Moisture Sensor Electronics Project - Full Teaching Pack This project is intended as an introduction to Electronics for KS3 pupils This full teaching pack will enable Electronics to be delivered in Design and Technology or Engineering covering many of the current requirements of ofsted. This pack contains all resources needed to deliver this eight week introduction to Electronics Student workbook Student Home learning booklet Powerpoint slides for each weeks lesson Youtube clips for each lesson/ practical task Scheme of learning Spreadsheet of equipment required for delivery and details where to purchase components and equipment and cost to set up. Two A3 classroom Safety posters for glue gun & Soldering Iron This delivery pack will allow teachers with little or no previous experience in Electronics to deliver each stage of manufacture, testing and packaging is covered in the accompanying Youtube tutorials. More experenced teachers will find an off the shelf project ready to deliver . This project can be taught in Non D&T specific teaching areas and covers, Components, resistors, transistors, LED’s, it has been developed to produce a fun and challenging Electronics project for KS3.
Make a Pizza Box
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Make a Pizza Box

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This sheet provides a net or development for students to create a small functional pizza box. This can be used as part of a food or graphics lesson or a food lesson. The sheet is A3 size and can be copied onto white card, this gives a good size to actually hold a mini pizza. We have used this in a multi part food lesson in which students can design and make a package and a food product. The sheet gives details of the relevant food packaging information requirements. There is a Youtube Clip On my channel “ Mr Ridley Design and Technology” showing how to assemble the pizza box. Using a Youtube clip this could be used as cover or home learning.
Product Analysis Exam type questions for A Level Product Design Lemon Juicers
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Product Analysis Exam type questions for A Level Product Design Lemon Juicers

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Product Analysis Exam type questions for A Level Product Design Lemon Juicers This resource is a longer response type of A level Product Design question, This question is about looking at two contrasting products and comparing them in terms of materials and processes used for manufacture. This question also has links to the work of Philippe Starck and postmodern design. When answering this type of question many students, despite producing paragraphs of text fail to gain the full mark available for the question. This consists of two A3 sheets one is a question sheet and the second contains full marking guidance from the examiner, for the exam. This then enables students to complete the question and then ideally peer mark the response. These sheets would be ideal for a stand alone a level question or as a revision or exam practice task.
Plastics   Properties of Polymers
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Plastics Properties of Polymers

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Three A3 sheets that covers most aspects of plastics for GCSE Design and Technology. These would also be suitable for GCSE engineering or product design students. These sheets comprise mostly of GCSE style questions and are supported by dedicated clips on my YouTube channel “Mr Ridley’s Design and Technology”. These may also be useful for A level product design students to enable them to revisit the subject of plastics. These sheets would also be useful if you wished to compile your own bespoke exam paper for these subject areas.
Isometric Do It Now Tasks
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Isometric Do It Now Tasks

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A set of eight do it now or though the door tasks. These start with more simple tasks and increase in complexity. suitable for starter activities for KS3 or KS4 design and technology lessons. Seven of these have YouTube tutorials showing simply how to do each one. Watching these clips which are 3-5 minute are great as a settler at the start of a lesson. used over a few weeks will build students skills in isometric drawing. these could also be used as a home learning task with the Youtube clip posted into a virtual classroom. I use the TNT isometric as a bonus work.
Workshop Safety Poster Pack Hand Tools
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Workshop Safety Poster Pack Hand Tools

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Set of A3 workshop safety posters for hand tools, these type of posters are important learning tools as well as contributing to essential elements of risk assessment , in teaching students how to mitigate risks when using these tools. A set of A3 Workshop safety posters for the school workshop, comprising; Hot Glue Gun safety poster Soldering Iron safety poster Stanley Knife safety poster Coping saw safety poster Wood chisel safety poster The posters for the soldering iron and the hot glue gun. complemented by my Youtube clips “Hot glue gun Health and Safety” & “Stanley Knife Health and Safety” They are available here;
GCSE Design and Technology NEA Front Sheet for AQA
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GCSE Design and Technology NEA Front Sheet for AQA

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GCSE Design and Technology NEA Front Sheet for AQA This A3 frontsheet is used in the front of student folders to track progress through the NEA coursework. It also allows feedback to students in line with the exam boards guidelines. I created this for the AQA D&T NEA but it might work with other Exam boards.
Make a Cupcake Box
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Make a Cupcake Box

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This sheet provides a net or development for students to create a small functional Cupcake box. This can be used as part of a food or graphics lesson or a food lesson. The sheet is A3 size and can be copied onto white card, this gives a good size to actually hold a Single Cupcake. We have used this in a multi part food lesson in which students can design and make a package and a food product. The sheet gives details of the relevant food packaging information requirements. There is a Youtube Clip On my channel “ Mr Ridley Design and Technology” showing how to assemble the Cupcake box. Using a Youtube clip this could be used as cover or home learning.
Ergonomics For GCSE D&T
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Ergonomics For GCSE D&T

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Ergonomics For GCSE D&T A pack of resources covering Ergonomics and Anthropometrics for GCSE Design & Technology. This consists of two A3 worksheets and an A5 learning check which can be completed later to check and consolidate learning. The worksheets are supported by two clips on my Youtube channel which show the important Ergonomic features of two example Products toothbrushes and Barbeque tools. These sheets could be used as a two lesson mini project to introduce Ergonomics and Anthropometrics for GCSE. Some tasks on the sheet could be set as Home learning if supported by one of the YouTube Clips. Other Youtube clips are available at; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6G7ICSI8N4fHJq5YK3Pd6g/videos
Exploded Drawing -  Draw a clock
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Exploded Drawing - Draw a clock

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This is a drawing exercise for students to create an exploded drawing of clock and mechanism. This resource consists of two A3 drawing sheets. One has a isometric drawing grid, whist one is plain. There is also a further A4 sheet of instructions and keywords to further support learning. This could be used as a stand alone lesson, as part of a Design and Technology or Engineering scheme of learning. This could also be set as a home learning task by utilising the YouTube clips as step by step tutorial. The supporting Youtube clips can be found on my youtube channel “Mr ridley’s Design and Technology”
Types of wood and manufactured boards for GCSE D&T
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Types of wood and manufactured boards for GCSE D&T

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A pack covering Wood and manufactured Boards for GCSE D&T This consists of two A3 worksheets and two Learning checks sheets. These sheets can be used with the revision Clips on my YouTube Channel. There are also Question walk-thoughs for the learning check questions and some of the worksheets. These could be used in KS4 D&T lessons and would be suitable for online learning. YouTube: Mr Ridley’s Design and Technology. Mr Ridley’s RMT revision.
Analysis of two of  Philippe Starck’s designs  A3 poster/ Handout
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Analysis of two of Philippe Starck’s designs A3 poster/ Handout

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Designers and Design Movements - Philippe Starck Analysis of two of Philippe Starck’s designs An A3 poster which takes a look at two examples of what could be considered postmodern design, by designer Philippe Starck. The two products featured are the Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer and the Flos Gun Table Lamp. The descriptions on the sheet are intended to encourage students to consider influences and functionality of both products. This could be printed A3 as a poster or A4 for a handout to acompany a Product Design lesson.
Types of Metals for GCSE D&T
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Types of Metals for GCSE D&T

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Types of Metals for GCSE D&T This is an A3 worksheet for GCSE D&T or GCSE engineering. This sheet is intended to work with my Youtube clips on " Types of Metals" and " properties of metals. Together these resources could be used as an introductory lesson on metals. Alternately the sheet could be set for home learning with the two clips below linked in a google classroom. The two clips, and others, are available here; https://www.youtube.com/@mrridleydesigntechnology/videos
Words That You Need to Know for the Exam  D&T - Product Design
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Words That You Need to Know for the Exam D&T - Product Design

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Words That You Need to Know for the Exam D&T - Product Design. These are sheets covering clips 1-3 of the words that you need to know. This resource comprises; 1 x A3 sheet with 18 words 3 x A4 sheets with 6 words each these can be used as a revision resource, or I use them as home learning by placing the Youtube clip in the classroom, students learn the words and the complete a sheet of six words at the start of the lesson the clips can also be found here: