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With over 26 years leading and teaching Design and Technology with moderation and examining experience, these resources have been used to achieve very high pass rates and a wide range of innovative outcomes. The author has extensive experience as a DATA consultant, resource producer and presenter, and as a commercial 2D and 3D designer, visualiser and illustrator. He is also a prolific writer on the subject of D&T whose Subject Genius D&T blog was shortlisted in the TES 2016 awards.

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With over 26 years leading and teaching Design and Technology with moderation and examining experience, these resources have been used to achieve very high pass rates and a wide range of innovative outcomes. The author has extensive experience as a DATA consultant, resource producer and presenter, and as a commercial 2D and 3D designer, visualiser and illustrator. He is also a prolific writer on the subject of D&T whose Subject Genius D&T blog was shortlisted in the TES 2016 awards.
GCSE Feedback Sheet
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GCSE Feedback Sheet

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A free resource for adding feedback to students for practical work/controlled assessment/NEA. It is in a digital format so it can be added to a VLE or online storage for access by student and teacher. The teacher completes the blue and green sections while the student completes the pink section.
Design and Technology New A level AO comparison poster
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Design and Technology New A level AO comparison poster

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Two large format sheets comparing the requirements of the new A Levels in Design and Technology (Product Design). Additionally a large SWOT sheet to aid discussions regarding which route to take. These were produced for a DATA presentation in 2016
AS and A Level Blank Project Checklist
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AS and A Level Blank Project Checklist

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A blank AS and A Level checklist for the new Design and Technology syllabus for first teaching in 2017. This is based on the AQA NEA requirements but can be adapted for other AO's.
Design History Poster. UPDATED 2019
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Design History Poster. UPDATED 2019

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A high resolution image providing a simple guide to 20th Century Design History. Certain sections are deliberately blank so that they can be used for students to investigate and add their own details. A completed version will be added shortly at no extra charge. Updated 2019 with more details but still space to add more of your own choice.
GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology Assessment Sheet (basic version) please see description
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GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology Assessment Sheet (basic version) please see description

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Based on the AQA syllabus for GCSE Design and Technology for first teaching from 2017. The spreadsheet contains three sheets; one for the NEA, a mock exam assessment based on the existing theory paper and one based on the sample material supplied by the AQA. By entering assessment criteria for each objective, the spreadsheet will show on overall grade with a traffic light system (red C or below, amber, C to A and Green A or higher). The look up table will then present a grade or level from the overall score. This is based on an existing spreadsheet which has been successful in accurately predicting grades for over 15 years. The grade boundaries can be changed once the subject is live but you can be well prepared in advance with this resource. PLEASE NOTE: This has been replaced with an updated version that provides a more detailed breakdown of marks with comments banks and more assessment potential but this is left here at a reduced price should anyone want a simple spreadsheet to work with.
GCSE Design and Technology Digital Folder Checklist
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GCSE Design and Technology Digital Folder Checklist

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Designed to be used for the outgoing GCSE and the new 2017 syllabus, this checklist can be used to ensure that a complete folder of work is produced. It can also be used to produce the relevant sheets for a digital folder or as an assessment tool and progress tracker. Easy to edit to suit the needs of the centre, subject or students, this is based on the AQA NEA requirements.
Wood Joint Practical Resource (build your own kit)
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Wood Joint Practical Resource (build your own kit)

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This consists of two SketchUp files; one an exploded version and the other a final model with supporting images for you to use as you need. It could be a practical lesson for students or a practical test for a technician or new teacher. Its makes a box of box joints which then fits into a frame of frame joints. It is also useful as an isometric drawing exercise. NOTE: This will only work with the latest version of SketchUp.
Grades, Levels and Progress 8 chart
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Grades, Levels and Progress 8 chart

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Adjustable by centres, this is a colourful chart which will help understand how levels of progress relate to outgoing NC levels and grades and Progress and Attainment 8. It is unlocked so can be easily edited to suit centres or changing policies.
50 More Blogs, 50 More Images
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50 More Blogs, 50 More Images

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A collection of 50 more Design and Technology Subject Genius blogs each with a unique illustration published via the TES since 2017. This PDF collects together an additional set of blogs for easy access along with some additional content. Ideal to expand your reading on the subject or to use for discussion at department and management level. Please note: this is the second set of blogs and a follow up to 50 Weeks, 50 Blogs, 50 Images.
KS3 Assessment and tracking based on 9-1
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KS3 Assessment and tracking based on 9-1

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This is a new Key Stage Assessment based on one, two or three projects per year. The assessment sections correspond to the National curriculum with additional sections for communication and technical skills. Use this with the forthcoming KS3 design booklet to assess, track and monitor student progress against their Attainment 8 target through KS3. You can then use the GCSE tracker if you follow the AQA specification (other exam boards will be added at a later date)
Design and Technology Data Tracking Progress 8
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Design and Technology Data Tracking Progress 8

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Based on two projects per year, this can be adapted for a number of projects and uses levels with grade comparisons to determine if positive progress is being made in line with Progress 8 measures. Rather than levels of progress, it uses a set level regardless of the students age so an A grade in Year 7 might require a different set of criteria than an A grade in Year 9. Using this method, an equivalent level can be awarded and, with the target level input at the end of Year 6, this can be used as a tracking/progress system. Additionally, it uses 10 key assessment criteria in a design project to ensure a fair and realistic attainment 8 grade for a project. It is quite experimental given the lack of definitive direction regarding Progress 8 but can be used to adapt your own assessment methods.
50 Weeks, 50 Blogs, 50 Images
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50 Weeks, 50 Blogs, 50 Images

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A collection of 50 Design and Technology Subject Genius blogs each with a unique illustration published via the TES throughout 2016. This PDF collects together all the blogs for easy access along with some additional content. Ideal to expand your reading on the subject or to use for discussion at department and management level.
Advanced Level Design and Technology Student Guide
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Advanced Level Design and Technology Student Guide

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This PDF is intended as a guide for Advanced Level students to help them through their NEA tasks in AQA Product Design but much of the guide could be used for other specialisms. While similar in format to the GCSE guide available here, it does have A Level specific material and addresses all the Assessment Objectives for AS and A Level. It is ideal for giving to students in a digital format or as a printed phamplet style booklet to provide an easy to use and understand overview of the NEA.
AS and A Level Project Checklist
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AS and A Level Project Checklist

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A completed AS and A Level project checklist ideal for digital folders. The sections can be changed to suit the centre, subject or syllabus. Ideal for producing a matching digital folder or as a checklist for NEA work.
GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology NEA Student Guide (AQA
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GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology NEA Student Guide (AQA

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This PDF is intended as a guide for students to help them through their NEA in the new GCSE Design and Technology. It is a 32-page printable booklet which can be used digitally or is ideal for an A5 size pamplet (using just 8 sheet of A4). It has no worksheets or questions but describes each section of the NEA with illustrations taken from the accompanying exemplar folder which is available separately or as part of a bundle at a reduced price. Because this is a generic guide linked to a sample context, it does not constitute a writing frame so can be given to students to support them in their GCSE NEA. It is designed to support the AQA syllabus but can be used for other examination boards.
AQA Design and Technology GCSE 9-1 Assessment and Tracker (with comment banks) UPDATED for 2020!
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AQA Design and Technology GCSE 9-1 Assessment and Tracker (with comment banks) UPDATED for 2020!

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This enhanced version of the AQA GCSE tracker has been updated to generate comments from the marks awarded. It has been updated to have the two AQA specimen papers for reference and the 2019 GCSE paper to use as a mock examination which will be added to the NEA assessment to give an accurate prediction based on the previous years’s grade boundaries. Please note the Grade Boundary sheet is up to date with the 2019 grade boundaries for both the paper and NEA as of 22/8/19. To use: Simply use the Context sheet to enter all student details including candidate number and attainment target. Use the Comment sheet to award marks for each Assessment Objective and comments will be provided in the boxes for use in CRF’s or reports. Use the Mock sheet to add the marks from the 2019 paper used as a mock exam. Everything will then be transferred to the front Summary sheet, totals will be generated and levels awarded derived from the existing GCSE boundaries. Old type grades are also provided for reference. All the cells that do not need editing are locked to avoid making mistakes but the sheet can be unlocked with the password ‘gcse’. Updated May 2019 with room for 26 student names and added a pie chart to show percentage of students who were above/below target. More can be added if you are comfortable with editing Excel spreadsheets or simply make additional copies of the spreadsheet for the additional students. If you have less than 26, ensure that there is nothing entered into the A8 column on the context sheet and the pie chart will ignore these when calculating the percentage of students above/below target. Extra sheets for homework and assessments can be tailored to suit your needs and will not affect the Summary sheet or the predicted levels.
AQA AS and A Level Assessment tracker with predictions 2019 onwards
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AQA AS and A Level Assessment tracker with predictions 2019 onwards

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UPDATE The May/June 2019 exams have been added so this is up to date and the grade boundaries have also been updated from the results on 15th August 2019. An 8 page spreadsheet which tracks NEA progress and allows for mock and real examination analysis based on the AQA syllabus 7551 and 7552 but it can be adapted for other AO’s. It has been used to successfully predict final grades for many years and is a useful interactive tool to use in the classroom or during progression meetings. It uses a traffic light system to show weaker areas in performance and a look up table to predict final grades and to compare against targets. A Level grade boundaries are not yet known but can be changed as needed. AS level boundaries from 2018 have been added to the AS tab. This currently uses the standard 2/4 module boundaries for grades. This is for the new GCE syllabus with first AS exam in 2018. It has been updated June 2019 to allow up to 26 students on one sheet and looks up student name and number from the information tabs. Cells not needed to be edited are locked off but the password to unlock each sheet is ‘advanced’.
Cambridge iGCSE tracking and prediction
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Cambridge iGCSE tracking and prediction

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These two trackers cover the A-E grade based iGCSE and the new 9-1 level based iGCSE in Design and Technology. Simply update the context page and the grade boundaries each year to keep this up-to-date and comprehensive.