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Head of DT at The Latymer School, Enfield, London. Teacher of DT for fifteen years.

Head of DT at The Latymer School, Enfield, London. Teacher of DT for fifteen years.
Edexcel DT GCSE 9-1 Exam Special
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Edexcel DT GCSE 9-1 Exam Special

5 Resources
Combining the Core knowledge tracker with four specialist knowledge trackers; this bundle represents extremely good value, with nearly £10 worth of resources selling for under £5!! With this bundle, you can plan, and assess both teachers’ and students’ knowledge of all the key areas of the Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 exam specification.
AQA GCSE DT 9-1 NEA + Exam Special
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AQA GCSE DT 9-1 NEA + Exam Special

3 Resources
Get nearly £6 worth of resources for just over £3!! All the bits you need to successfully run an AQA DT GCSE 9-1 NEA and exam preparation. Helps students assess their own knowledge; helps teachers asses their own planning and delivery.
AQA GCSE DT 9-1 Theory Tracker
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AQA GCSE DT 9-1 Theory Tracker

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For students and teachers of the new AQA 9-1 specification (8552). Use this with students for them to run an AFL audit over their own progress across the three areas of theory assessed by the exam (paper 1). For teachers and HoDs, use the teacher version to audit your own delivery practice. Covers all the content in 3.1 Core, 3.2 Specialist and 3.3 Design Principles.
DT GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Core Knowledge Tracker (detailed, printable)
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DT GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Core Knowledge Tracker (detailed, printable)

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Keep your students (and fellow teachers) on track with this printable tracker to assess how you are covering the core knowledge of the new Edexcel 9-1 DT syllabus. Also very useful for planning; I print these out large for the DT office wall to give everyone a daily reminder of how much there is to cover!
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Assessment Criteria Breakdown
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Assessment Criteria Breakdown

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This is one of my most important and effective resources: getting students to engage properly with (not just read, but actually engage with) the assessment criteria, and to turn their understanding into a to-do list. I get students to highlight all the key words in the top mark criteria, and then write a series of clear, concrete actions (i.e. ‘I am going to photograph my client using their existing bike storage, to find out what problems they have’, instead of ‘investigate target user’) to enable them to progress towards the top grade. Oh, and in case anyone is wondering why I’m using both Edexcel and AQA resources, it’ s because our current year 11 are doing AQA, and then we are changing to Edexcel for current year 10.
AQA GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 NEA Marksheet
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AQA GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 NEA Marksheet

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Excel spreadsheet for keeping track of your GCSE DT 9-1 NEA pupils’ marks. Conditionally formatted to colour code the entire row based on the overall mark. Excellent for keeping pupils on target and motivated to get to the next grade up. The top band assessment criteria are added as comments to the S1, S2 etc columns, so you can quickly remind yourself and pupils what you are aiming at. Also useful for HoDs to keep track of multiple groups (if you’d like advice on how best to do this, please contact me via email after downloading). I’ve been using these for years (on the old spec) with great success. (Names in the screenshot are randomly generated btw)
AQA GCSE DT 9-1 Assessment Criteria Breakdown
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AQA GCSE DT 9-1 Assessment Criteria Breakdown

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This is one of my most important and effective resources: getting students to engage properly with (not just read, but actually engage with) the assessment criteria, and to turn their understanding into a to-do list. I get students to highlight all the key words in the top mark criteria, and then write a series of clear, concrete actions (i.e. ‘I am going to photograph my client using their existing bike storage, to find out what problems they have’, instead of ‘investigate target user’) to enable them to progress towards the top grade.
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Timber Specialist Knowledge
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Timber Specialist Knowledge

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For teachers and students of the new spec Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1. Use as a planning and assessment tool to cover the specialist knowledge about Timbers (7.1). I let students audit their own knowledge, and I also use it with members of my team so they can assess student knowledge and then plan accordingly. Please see the first sheet for an example of how to best use the resource.
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Timber Specialist Knowledge (printable)
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Timber Specialist Knowledge (printable)

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For teachers and students of the new spec Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1. Use as a planning and assessment tool to cover the specialist knowledge about Timbers (7.1). I let students audit their own knowledge, and I also use it with members of my team so they can assess student knowledge and then plan accordingly. Please see the first sheet for an example of how to best use the resource. This is the printable version of my spreadsheet (also available from my shop), designed especially for easy printing.
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Metals Specialist Knowledge
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Metals Specialist Knowledge

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For teachers and students of the new spec Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1. Use as a planning and assessment tool to cover the specialist knowledge about Metals (Specialist Topic 2). I let students audit their own knowledge, and I also use it with members of my team so they can assess student knowledge and then plan accordingly. Please see the first sheet for an example of how to best use the resource.
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Textiles Specialist Knowledge
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Textiles Specialist Knowledge

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For teachers and students of the new spec Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1. Use as a planning and assessment tool to cover the specialist knowledge about Textiles (6.1). I let students audit their own knowledge, and I also use it with members of my team so they can assess student knowledge and then plan accordingly. Please see the first sheet for an example of how to best use the resource.
Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Polymers Specialist Knowledge
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Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1 Tracker: Polymers Specialist Knowledge

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For teachers and students of the new spec Edexcel GCSE DT 9-1. Use as a planning and assessment tool to cover the specialist knowledge about Polymers (Specialist Topic 4). I let students audit their own knowledge, and I also use it with members of my team so they can assess student knowledge and then plan accordingly. Please see the first sheet for an example of how to best use the resource.
Edexcel DT GCSE 9-1 Digital Tracker (Core)
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Edexcel DT GCSE 9-1 Digital Tracker (Core)

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For teachers and students of the new Edexcel Design and Technology GCSE 9-1; a digital tracker for use in both planning and assessment. I’ve been using this type of resource for years, with great success; it really helps pupils to get an understanding of where they are overall. Share with your students to give them an overview of all of the sections that make up the Core knowledge. For a printable version, please see my other resources.
How to Model a Flat-Pack Chair in Sketchup
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How to Model a Flat-Pack Chair in Sketchup

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Five short video tutorials for modeling a flat pack chair constructed from four pieces. Each video has clear on-screen annotations to explain each point. Doesn’t require headphones, so can easily be used in class with no disruption or extra resources necessary. Learn how to create shapes, extrude, rotate and and assemble the whole chair. Brilliant for GCSE, as it allows students to create a full model, which they can then generate a large number of useful things from: different colourways, IKEA-style instructions, technical drawings and so on.