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I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.

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I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.
Macbeth - Plot Summary Comic Strip
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Macbeth - Plot Summary Comic Strip

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This resource is useful for pupils studying Macbeth at GCSE level. Teachers can use it to prompt pupils into remembering both the characters and plot of the play. Its ideal for pupils to annotate and can also be taken home for revision. It contains an engaging visual summary of the following plot details: Meeting the witches. Plotting to murder the king. The murder of the king. The murder of Banquo. The appearance of Banquo's ghost. Returning to the witches. The murder of Macduff's family. The guilt of Lady Macbeth. Macduff kills Macbeth. This resource visually links to my other Macbeth resources and is provided at both A4 and A3 size.
Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity
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Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity

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I use this resource to help pupils remember the stages when operating the vacuum former. It is especially useful as an activity for pupils to complete once they have had a turn operating the machine. Each stage of the process is illustrated and jumbled up for pupils to sort into the correct order. This pack contains A4 and A3 versions of the activity both with and without labels. I have also included a worksheet that demonstrates the correct order.
Design movements - Art Deco presentation.
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Design movements - Art Deco presentation.

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This resource focuses on the Art Deco design movement presenting the topic in an engaging, visual way with a range of unique illustrations. I use it as an introduction for GCSE Product Design students studying the AQA specification. Slides cover: A short overview of the style. Keywords to describe the movement. The Chrysler building. Visual patterns used in the movement. Streamlined locomotives.
Design Movements - Chair Comparisons
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Design Movements - Chair Comparisons

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A set of five A3 posters. Each features a unique illustration of a different design for a chair along with a suitable background in the style of the following design movements: Art Deco Arts and Crafts Bauhaus De Stilj Memphis This resource is useful for helping pupils understand differences and similarities when comparing different design movements as well as creating an engaging classroom environment.
Timbers - Theory/Revision
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Timbers - Theory/Revision

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This presentation looks at timber materials, It has a unique and engaging visual style and is full of the essential information pupils need to know at GCSE level. Slides focus on: The source of Timber The basics of Conversion Hardwoods Softwoods Manufactured Boards The presentation concludes with an activity focusing on justifying the selection of specific timbers when designing a product. I use this resource when teaching GCSE Product Design, it works well if you can source examples of the featured timbers. It also makes an excellent revision guide for pupils to print-off and take home.
Textiles - Properties Keywords
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Textiles - Properties Keywords

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This resource includes all of the keywords relating to fibre properties. Each property is represented visually by a symbol and is explained through questions. I use this sheet to help scaffold pupils responses to fabric analysis questions at GCSE and A level, it is also useful as a revision tool to take home.
Scales of Production
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Scales of Production

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This presentation looks at scales of production. Each is demonstrated with engaging graphics and explanatory notes. Slides include questions to improve pupil understanding. I use this resource with my GCSE product design groups, It is also useful to print off for revision. Topics covered include: One off Production Batch Production Mass Production Just in Time Quality Assurance Quality Control
Timber Flashcards
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Timber Flashcards

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I use this resource when teaching timbers to my year 11's. It features six flashcards on a range of different timbers which are essential for Product Design: Pine Spruce Mahogany Oak Plywood Hardboard
Woodwork Skills - Marking Out
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Woodwork Skills - Marking Out

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This resource is a set of two instruction sheets which show pupils how to mark out the bottom hull part of a simple boat toy. Instructions are provided both as text and diagrams. I use this resource as a test of pupils measuring skills and to assess accuracy, pupils can then customise the toy by creating their own design for the top decks of the boat.
Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets
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Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets

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Three research sheets to demonstrate each of the following thermoplastic moulding processes. Extrusion Injection Moulding Blow Moulding Each sheet contains a cross section of the machine along with an introduction and step by step guide to the process. Key parts are highlighted in the description to help pupils when labelling the diagram. These sheets are in word format and editable.
Plastic Flashcards
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Plastic Flashcards

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I use this resource to teach plastics to my year 11 pupils. It features six flashcards on a variety of different polymers: HIPS Acrylic Polypropylene Urea Formaldehyde Melamine Formaldehyde GRP Plastic Each includes an illustration with examples, the category of plastic it belongs to along with a short description.
Textiles - Weaves
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Textiles - Weaves

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A set of revision sheets to support the teaching of three different types of weaves in textiles: Plain Weave Twill Weave Satin Weave Each sheet contains an illustration of the layout of the weave along with several advantages and disadvantages of each. I use this resource to visually demonstrate this abstract topic at both GCSE and A level. I also find the sheets useful for pupils to take away as a revision guide.
Reasons for Packaging Products
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Reasons for Packaging Products

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This presentation looks at the reasons for packaging products, each is demonstrated visually with an illustration and accompanying sentence. I use this resource while preparing pupils for the GCSE product design exam. Reasons covered are: To Transport To Contain To Protect To Inform To Promote To Preserve Update 8/3/17 - Thanks to everyone who downloaded this, I hope your finding it useful. I have added a worksheet with images of all the packaging types.
Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity
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Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity

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I use this resource to teach the benefits of mass production in a practical way. Its a fun and engaging way of teaching this topic. Pupils can create hundreds of different car designs using this resource and use the process to compare working as part of a team with trying to complete a task as an individual. Included in this resource are: 1x PowerPoint presentation that pupils can use to create a car. 1x 'Customer' Order forms. 1x Blank order form (so you can create your own and expand the task). 1x Puzzle worksheet showing all of the car parts. The task is based around fulfilling orders from customers. I split the class up into two groups. One takes charge of mass production - this group assigns roles and uses the PowerPoint as a team on the interactive whiteboard to create the final car for the customer. Pupils in the second group work independently using the puzzle worksheet to circle all of the parts required to fulfil the customers order. I often time the task and turn it into a race to see who can finish the order fastest or I add in multiple orders from different clients. In any case pupils find that creating cars that match the customers orders is much quicker and easier when using an organised mass production system where each pupil has assigned roles.
Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic
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Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic

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This is an A3 size infographic representing the latest research regarding Giraffe taxonomy. It can be used to provide an interesting discussion point for the question of what constitutes a species and is useful as a modern example of speciation. It also effectively demonstrates the fluidity of taxonomy over time especially when DNA evidence is considered. Each species/subspecies is represented by a high quality natural history illustration. Pupils can compare the coat patterns of all the giraffes and see their approximate distribution on a colour coded map of Africa.
Materials Revision Hexagons
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Materials Revision Hexagons

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I use this revision tool to help my GCSE students to recap their materials knowledge. It consists of tessellating hexagons which pupils can cut out and stick to the corresponding topic. Topics covered: Polymers Metals Timbers