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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.

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.
Developing Ideas Worksheet
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Developing Ideas Worksheet

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Simple sheet to show development of ideas. Can be used individually or will work in pairs or small groups as pupils help each other to develop ideas.
GCSE Design and Technology 1-9  AO2-E  REALISE DESIGN IDEAS & AO3 - ANALYSE AND EVALUATE (4 pages)
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GCSE Design and Technology 1-9 AO2-E REALISE DESIGN IDEAS & AO3 - ANALYSE AND EVALUATE (4 pages)

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GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 AO2-E - REALISING DESIGN IDEAS & AO3 - ANALYSING AND EVALUATING (4 pages) For the 1-9 GCSE. As this is still a new GCSE there is going to be confusion amongst both teachers and pupils. AQA have not provided any great depth of information for anyone, and so I think this will be the best way to go forward. Yes it is a workbook and AQA have said that we should not use them. This just gives the pupils and us a foundation structure. I use it with Yr10 to make them aware of the new assessment criteria. I have found that lower ability candidates use this in Yr11 as a framework to guide them and help them to collect the right information, and that it can then be used a little like a scrapbook to ‘cut and paste’ their work into another folder. This is a 4 page document for the AO2- E and AO3 sections, and worksheets guide pupils to achieve the AQA assessment criteria.
GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 Tracker Spreadsheet to show pupil progress and grade
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GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 Tracker Spreadsheet to show pupil progress and grade

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A spreadsheet to help staff and pupils to keep a track on pupil progress in the NEW Technology GCSE from AQA. Coursework, Exam results and exam questions will all accumulate to give a predicted grade for the pupil. The grade boundaries are based on previous ones released by AQA I have spoken to them and unsurprisingly they do not as yet have any idea what these will be, but suggested that the one I have used will ‘do for now’. If you go to the LOOKUPS page you can edit these yourself if you feel they are too high or too low. I have found that pupils appreciate being able to graphically see the progress they are making, and this enables them to take more ownership of the project and become more independent. For the 1-9 GCSE. As this is still a new GCSE there is going to be confusion amongst both teachers and pupils. AQA have not provided any great depth of information for anyone, and so I think this will be the best way to go forward.
GCSE Design and Technology 1-9  WORKBOOK and ASSESSMENT GUIDE  (ALL SECTIONS- 21 pages)
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GCSE Design and Technology 1-9 WORKBOOK and ASSESSMENT GUIDE (ALL SECTIONS- 21 pages)

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NOW UPDATED Please re download to update your copy. New page added at end for final prototype. Thanks to everyone who has purchased and downloaded, I hope it is working for you as well as it is for me. I shall add to the files if anything comes to mind as I continue to use it. For the 1-9 GCSE. As this is still a new GCSE there is going to be confusion amongst both teachers and pupils. AQA have not provided any great depth of information for anyone, and so I think this will be the best way to go forward. Yes it is a workbook and AQA have said that we should not use them. This just gives the pupils and us a foundation structure. I use it with Yr10 to make them aware of the new assessment criteria. I have found that lower ability candidates use this in Yr11 as a framework to guide them and help them to collect the right information, and that it can then be used a little like a scrapbook to ‘cut and paste’ their work into another folder. This is now a 22 page document for the whole project. All section AO1 to AO4 are covered and worksheets guide pupils to achieve the AQA assessment criteria.
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.
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.
GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 D&T GCSE - AO2 C&D - GENERATING & DEVELOPING DESIGN IDEAS (5pages)
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GCSE Design and Technology 9-1 D&T GCSE - AO2 C&D - GENERATING & DEVELOPING DESIGN IDEAS (5pages)

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AO2 C&D - GENERATING & DEVELOPING DESIGN IDEAS (5 pages) For the 1-9 GCSE. As this is still a new GCSE there is going to be confusion amongst both teachers and pupils. AQA have not provided any great depth of information for anyone, and so I think this will be the best way to go forward. Yes it is a workbook and AQA have said that we should not use them. This just gives the pupils and us a foundation structure. I use it with Yr10 to make them aware of the new assessment criteria. I have found that lower ability candidates use this in Yr11 as a framework to guide them and help them to collect the right information, and that it can then be used a little like a scrapbook to ‘cut and paste’ their work into another folder. This is a 5 page document for the AO2-C&D section, and worksheets guide pupils to achieve the AQA assessment criteria.
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.
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.