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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.
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.
Making pewter casting moulds.
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Making pewter casting moulds.

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I use this resource to help my pupils create pewter casting moulds that work well. The worksheet consists of explanations of how to make moulds along with examples that do and don't work.
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 - Drawstring Bag
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Textiles - Drawstring Bag

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This worksheet includes a full set of instructions for creating a drawstring bag. Each step includes an illustration and the correct measurements.
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.
Textiles Bundle
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Textiles Bundle

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Five resources for teaching textiles. I have included resources that focus on the equipment and theory that pupils will need to know up to GCSE level.
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.
Textiles - Label the Sewing Machine
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Textiles - Label the Sewing Machine

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I use this activity to help pupils learn the parts of the sewing machine and how they work. I have included two versions, one which covers the basics and is suitable for KS3 the other is more useful at GCSE level when pupils cover more advanced functions. Each worksheet includes a large image of a Bernina style machine commonly used in schools along with the parts of the machine jumbled up.
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.
Design Movements Bundle
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Design Movements Bundle

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Three resources designed to help pupils understand design movements and how they inspire and influence modern product design.
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.
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.
Generating Design Criteria
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Generating Design Criteria

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I use this resource to help pupils generate design criteria. Five key criteria are identified, each of which includes a symbol to explain it and questions to prompt pupils: Product Life Cycle Product Appearance Manufacturing Target Market Product Size I use the handouts to set up workstations around the classroom for pupils to visit to create their own criteria, an accompanying power point can be displayed on the board.
Macbeth - Character Analysis Worksheets
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Macbeth - Character Analysis Worksheets

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This resource is useful when teaching Macbeth to GCSE English Language students. Each of the characters is presented in a visually engaging way, I have included worksheets for all the main characters which pupils can use to identify their role in the play and qualities. All of the worksheets are created in Microsoft Word and are fully editable. Characters included: Macbeth Lady Macbeth Macduff Banquo The Witches
Material Properties Keywords
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Material Properties Keywords

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This resource helps to scaffold pupil answers to material properties questions at GCSE and A level. A range of different properties are covered with each including an image and prompt. This resource is also useful as a worksheet to take home for revision.
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
Repeat Patterns Instruction Sheet
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Repeat Patterns Instruction Sheet

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I use this resource to teach pupils of all ages how to create a repeat pattern. It is especially useful in textiles lessons however I have also used it as part of transition activities. The process is explained simply using diagrams which when followed will product a repeating pattern from design made by the pupil.
Plastics Bundle
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Plastics Bundle

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I use these resources to teach the topic of plastics to my pupils up to GCSE level.
Making a Switch
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Making a Switch

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I use this resource when my KS3 classes are creating electronic products. It includes a powerpoint and assembly help sheet which help pupils understand how to create their own switch to use in the project rather than use a pre-brought example.
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