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Head of Design Technology at leading international school. Delivering KS3, IGCSE and IB curriculums.

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Head of Design Technology at leading international school. Delivering KS3, IGCSE and IB curriculums.
Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)
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Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

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6 lesson presentation for teaching drawing skills from scratch, up to complex isometric crating and rendering. Ideally used as a teacher led presentation guide, allied with demonstrations of each technique. Also useful as a set of homework tasks for pupils or simply independent learning and up-skilling of pupils drawing. Tasks include: Technique for freehand straight lines and circles Oblique * Basic shapes, More difficult shapes, Letters Isometric * Basic shapes, Cutouts, Cylinders, Crating, Complex shapes Exploded drawing Enlarged views Thick & Thin Lines Rendering * Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Metal Each lesson includes: Timing guidance, Lesson Objectives, Plenaries, Starters, Explanation for each task and Visual examples of outcomes.
KS3 Project Evaluation(Template Worksheet)
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KS3 Project Evaluation(Template Worksheet)

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Template worksheet for any KS3 design project. Focusing on pupils reflection of themselves, their skills, learning and the evaluation and improvements of their project. Includes Success criteria for the task.
GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Wood Joints (incl answers doc)
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GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Wood Joints (incl answers doc)

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Theory test for GCSE Resistant Material pupils, suitable for all examining boards. Can also be used with KS3 if applicable. Ideal as an end of topic test, exam revision tool, homework or for a cover lesson. 20 min paper marked out of 20. All questions are either 1 or 2 mark and based on previous exam style questions including: Identification of techniques from images provided Drawing/completion of stated joints Reasoned explanation for use of tools, materials and methods. 2 docs provided: 1 question paper, 1 answer paper.
Laser Cut Comb Joint Box Tutorial
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Laser Cut Comb Joint Box Tutorial

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Step by step guide used for creating the pieces for a comb jointed box using Techsoft 2D Design, that can then be cut out using a laser cutter and constructed using wood glue. This will also work for other materials such as acrylic etc. Tutorial gives an exact size example but gives the principles for designing any size box. Ideal for KS3 pupils, but also useful for KS4 and KS5 pupils with no prior experience of the subject.
KS3 Wood Joint Research Sheet
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KS3 Wood Joint Research Sheet

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Worksheet for Wood Joint Research and Ideal for any similar KS3 project working with the material. Pupils led research task involving comb joints, dowel joints, rebate joints and butt joints. Research can be through physical examples and testing or through internet and literary research. Simple structure which pupils can then use to argue the case for method of project construction. Can also be used for GCSE pupils. Includes a clear success criteria and guidelines for task.
KS3 Pewter Casting Art Deco Jewellery (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)
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KS3 Pewter Casting Art Deco Jewellery (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

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Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of Art Deco style and the Pewter/Metal Casting process. Lessons and examples of metal rendering, mould design using Techsoft 2D Design and laser cutter. Lessons also focussing on retrospective project planning and evaluation against a specification. Templates, worksheets and examples of all tasks, plus SoW document.
KS3 Laser Cut Jewellery Box (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)
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KS3 Laser Cut Jewellery Box (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

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Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of vacuum forming, mould creation and creation of Comb jointed boxes using 2D Design and Laser Cutter. Lessons include introduction to plastics and mould design, wood joint research tasks, creation of specifications, creation of comb joints using 2D Design and Laser Cutter, Planning sheets, box construction and hinges. Templates, worksheets, tutorials and examples of all tasks, plus SoW document. This is ideally used as a follow up to the Art Deco Jewellery project or can be run in conjunction with.
Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide
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Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide

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Presentation about how to crate complex shapes or designs in an isometric view, building for basic to complex. Examples showing development of a design, presentation using black marker pens and annotation to fully explain and present idea
Questionnaire Creation & Analysis
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Questionnaire Creation & Analysis

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Two lesson presentation including: How to identify key information needed for a user questionnaire Useful question types and layout Question types to avoid Presentation of data Common problems with analyzing data Ideal for older KS4 GCSE or older KS3 pupils to guide the research of their design projects and better meet the needs of target market and individual users.
GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Wood Material (incl answers doc)
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GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Wood Material (incl answers doc)

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Theory test for GCSE Resistant Material pupils, suitable for all examining boards. Can also be used with KS3 if applicable. Ideal as an end of topic test, exam revision tool, homework or for a cover lesson. 25 min paper marked out of 27. All questions are either 1 or 2 mark and based on previous exam style questions including: Identification of wood categories, standard forms and preparation Selection of woods for specific uses/properties with reasons Drawing of different woods and manufactured board 2 docs provided: 1 question paper, 1 answer paper.
KS3 Jewellery Box Specification (Worksheet and Complete Example)
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KS3 Jewellery Box Specification (Worksheet and Complete Example)

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Worksheet for creating a 10 point specification for a jewellery box. Ideal as an introduction to any specification for KS3 pupils. Design brief is included and clear steps for how to structure an ideal specification point. Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid or marking guide.
Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)
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Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)

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Incremental stage by stage posters showing development of a design presentation including Thick & Thin line, Wood render and Acrylic render. Four posters each showing a different design with development and explanation for each step. Ideal as classroom displays or teaching aids
Incremental Design Development and Testing guide
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Incremental Design Development and Testing guide

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Examples and guidance of how to document and present the incremental design development of a product. Guidance includes examples of sketching, CAD modelling, Prototype testing, Annotation and Layout. Ideal for GCSE design projects for modeling or development sections, but can also be used by year 9 pupils as an introduction to development diaries.
KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Planning Chart (Worksheet and Example sheet)
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KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Planning Chart (Worksheet and Example sheet)

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Worksheet for Art Deco Jewellery planning of manufacture. Ideal as an introduction to planning projects for year and and completed after or during the manufacturing. Includes Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid, marking guide or classroom display.
Evaluation Against Specification (Template worksheet)
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Evaluation Against Specification (Template worksheet)

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Template worksheet for any design project that requires evaluation and testing against a specification. Ideal as an introduction using a simple method which can be used through to IGCSE projects. Includes Success criteria for the task.
KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation (Worksheet and Complete Example)
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KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation (Worksheet and Complete Example)

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Worksheet for Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation and Testing against Specification. Ideal as an introduction to Evaluation against specification with specification included. Simple method which can be used through to IGCSE projects. Includes Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid, marking guide or classroom display.
GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Metal Working & Forming Processes (incl answers doc)
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GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Metal Working & Forming Processes (incl answers doc)

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Theory test for GCSE Resistant Material pupils, suitable for all examining boards. Can also be used with KS3 if applicable. Ideal as an end of topic test, exam revision tool, homework or for a cover lesson. 20 min paper marked out of 20. All questions are either 1 or 2 mark and based on previous exam style questions including: Identification of tools, materials and techniques from images provided Drawing/completion of stated tools or joints Reasoned explanation for use of tools, materials and methods. 2 docs provided: 1 question paper, 1 answer paper.
Cost VS Pricing (Break-Even) - Lemonade Stand - 1 Lesson pupil activity (IB DT, Business, Economics)
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Cost VS Pricing (Break-Even) - Lemonade Stand - 1 Lesson pupil activity (IB DT, Business, Economics)

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A 1-2 lesson pupil activity helping pupils to develop skills in producing a costing spreadsheet and working out break-even points for new products. Originally developed for Higher Level IB Design Technology Topic 10 (Commercial Production), but ideal to also be used in both Business and Economic at GCSE and IB level. Can be run as individual activity, but works best in pairs or small groups. Pupils are tasked with creating a lemonade stand business and given defined parameters of ingredients, tools and timescales to simulate both Fixed and Variable costs. They are encouraged to find the best prices possible for each and proceed to work out a suitable sales cost, based on break-even calculations. A teacher PowerPoint is included to guide the lesson, with extension tasks and variables to guide pupil understanding about fluctuating business costs and restrictions. Also included is a completed Excel spreadsheet with all necessary formulas and break-even chart which automatically updates when starting figures are changed.
GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Metal Material Properties & Selection (incl answers doc)
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GCSE Resistant Materials Test - Metal Material Properties & Selection (incl answers doc)

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Theory test for GCSE Resistant Material pupils, suitable for all examining boards. Can also be used with KS3 if applicable. Ideal as an end of topic test, exam revision tool, homework or for a cover lesson. 20 min paper marked out of 20. All questions are either 1 or 2 mark and based on previous exam style questions including: Identification of tools, materials and techniques from images provided Drawing/completion of stated tools or joints Reasoned explanation for use of tools, materials and methods. 2 docs provided: 1 question paper, 1 answer paper.