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Design Technology resources for KS3 and KS4. All resources are tried and tested over the years with pupils of all abilities and have proven to be very successful. I always try to include a practical where possible to appeal to those pupils who prefer to make a product and learn Kinaesthetically.

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Design Technology resources for KS3 and KS4. All resources are tried and tested over the years with pupils of all abilities and have proven to be very successful. I always try to include a practical where possible to appeal to those pupils who prefer to make a product and learn Kinaesthetically.
KS3 Design Ideas Worksheet
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KS3 Design Ideas Worksheet

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Nice starting off point for designing. Initial ideas area and Final design area, with key user details and specification points on the side as a reference, or can be used as call outs for annotation.
How to tell the time using an analogue clock ... plus free interactive display.
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How to tell the time using an analogue clock ... plus free interactive display.

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A cut out clock face with hands. You will need to print on thin card, or use glue sticks to glue an A4 print to card, and a box of paper fasteners. These can be used as individual clocks for pupils to learn to tell the time. When the lesson is done, pupils can set the time and write it in the box provided. Then the whole class can display their work and you will have a useful display/resource available to you from then on. So a fun lesson or two ... and an interactive display to freshen your walls, before the headteacher starts mooching around and tutting about OFSTED, all in one go ... bargain.
GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 - Remote control Storage Analysis - NOW 10 CAD examples (updated)
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GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 - Remote control Storage Analysis - NOW 10 CAD examples (updated)

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GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 Originally for Yr11 AQA examination 2018 but still a valuable project for Yr10 pupils. The theme is remote control storage and I have produced this to show pupils a range of possible design ideas that they can use in the examination. Also information to help them to understand how each design would be made, and a simple evaluation of each design. These comments are added as note within the powerpoint and teachers can choose how to use them, depending on the groups they teach.
Reuse waste products to make a Heliostat. Cross curricular links to Science, Mathematics, Geog & Eng
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Reuse waste products to make a Heliostat. Cross curricular links to Science, Mathematics, Geog & Eng

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A project suitable for KS3 and KS4 groups. Best run as a group activity. Build a solar powered water heating device and use scientific methods to collect data, use Mathematics and ICT to interpret the data, and Physical and Human Geography to correctly align the device and local HWRC's to educate children, and hopefully of course their parents in the types of materials that can and cannot be recycled. This can be set up in a few lessons and the data collection and project folder work generated can go on for as long as you wish to.
DT Wooden Note Holder - Notepeg Project (Yr6, Yr7, Yr8)
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DT Wooden Note Holder - Notepeg Project (Yr6, Yr7, Yr8)

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This is a great project and pupils love it. It uses 12cm squares of plywood but can be done with hardboard though this is not ideal, you could also use acrylic or foamex for details such as eyes or letters but pupils generally are happy to saw away using good quality birch faced plywood for hours. It can be shortened to just a practical task for a few weeks or spread over a whole term, and this helps to improve all the basic skills as pupils are drawing and peer evaluating, modelling their designs, learning to use the tools (a mini keyring project) Then they can evaluate their skills and produce the final design to produce a quality product. It never fails to please and pupils always take them home as a permanent ‘memory aid’. Everything is quantifiable for assessment purposes and assessment criteria based on a “making progress & Even better if” is included on key pages -winner. It is a full project, involving research of existing products, producing a specification, creating designs that are then modelled in card to produce templates. Then a few practical sessions producing a keyring. Evaluation of skills learned, then on to the final design manufacture and final evaluation.
Design & Technology  Design Evolution Page
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Design & Technology Design Evolution Page

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A slight take on the 4x4 exercise apart from pupils just work on their own sheet. It has been very useful with RM & Product Design pupils to allow them to top up the A02 Developing ideas section for AQA coursework. They have either added sketches in the boxes or the higher end pupils have attached photos of models. It also allows pupils to consider the modifications they have made at an earlier stage and helps with the A04 Evaluation section. It also works well with KS3 design projects too. An A4 sheet that should ideally be blown up to A3 size. Attached is also an example.
AQA D&T AO1-AO5 Assessment sheet (for old Spec until 2017)
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AQA D&T AO1-AO5 Assessment sheet (for old Spec until 2017)

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Sheets with assessment criteria that can be given to pupils as you start each section with them. Using highlighter pens they/you can assess their progress and they can visually see their current mark. Each sheet has the AQA grading criteria, also a check list for relevant contents, and space for planning. I find that giving the pupils one sheet at a time helps them to focus on the specific area they are working on and doesn't overload them with too much at one time.
Art & Design - Rendering using Tone and Texture - quick lesson or cover
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Art & Design - Rendering using Tone and Texture - quick lesson or cover

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Two separate sheets one for practicing shading with tone and one for practicing with texture. I find getting pupils to consider the background as part of the drawing can be difficult. When these sheets are filled in pupils can really appreciate how the shapes have a different look to them than when they leave the background white.
3 Sheets for collecting project research
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3 Sheets for collecting project research

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This is aimed at pupils who struggle to collect research normally. This gives them focused activities and breaks up the task into more manageable ones. These pages are sold separately but buying all three at once is nearly 50% cheaper.