AQA GCSE NEA checklist that has all the pages needed linked to the mark scheme.
There is one for textiles focus and one for product design.
I use it as a Google sheet on Google Classrooms so that students can edit it and I can monitor their progress.
Made on excel so it can be edited.
NEA student portfolio sheets to help organise individual tasks and whole coursework layout. The OCR mark scheme is included on the sheets along with top tips and literacy support. Good for differentiation. Resources can be edited.
PowerPoint for Product Design A Level project that teachers designing for different stakeholder’s needs. I normally run the project for 4 weeks and teach ‘identifying requirements’ and ‘communication techniques’ through the project. I give each student a different stakeholder that they need to design for. It is a great project to show how the same initial brief will have different design outcomes depending on who you are designing for. PowePoint can be edited. I have included an example of a student’s submitted work for reference.
Redesign an everyday product to meet the need of a chosen user. This small project is divided into 4 tasks that are set up in the same sequence of the NEA.
I use this as an extended piece of homework for Year 9 as a transition into Year 10.
Writing framework for design development for material testing. Sentence starters, checklist and connectives to support students to annotate their material testing page during the development of their designs.
NEA student portfolio sheets to help organise individual tasks and whole coursework layout. The AQA mark scheme is included on the sheets along with top tips and literacy support. Good for differentiation.
Help cards to support students with their ‘next step’ in the iterative design cycle. Use as a starter, lesson focus or to encourage independent learning. Each card has two focused questions and 3 differentiated options for next step activity/task. All cards are based on OCRs NEA assessment. Students have been really responsive to using these.
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Two projects that can be used as extended homework or self directed homelearning during school closure.
Product Analysis & Design wildlife house project
It is saved as a word doc so you can edit.
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Transition task for Year 11s going into Year 12 . The tasks focus on the key skills that students will need for A Level and have links to help guide them. I have included a time slot for each task.
I added an additional tasks and extensions so that this could be used as a term project for Year 11 during school closures.
There are four tasks: -
hand sketch technical drawing,
problem solving design task,
exploring designers and analysis
It is a word document so that you can edit.
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Tips for trainee teachers on being organised.
Many trainees struggle with the admin in teaching this is the sheet that I produced to go along side my training sessions.
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