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I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.

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I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.
Smart Materials Design and Technology
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Smart Materials Design and Technology

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Introduction to smart materials when you just don’t have enough time or resources to give everyone a smart material to experiment with. Good revision lesson too. Includes: Video link introduction Key Vocubulary Smart Material animations Mini Review Scaffolding Tasks Example GCSE Questions Exit Card.
DT Project Home Based Learning - Toothbrush Design
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DT Project Home Based Learning - Toothbrush Design

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This is a 10 hour project I created for pupils who are isolating or working from home during the Covid pandemic. The premis of the project is to consider how design can have a positive impact on others. Pupils are expected to complete the project through independent learning were teacher support is not available. In this project pupils will consider how they can design a product for someone with arthritis. They will look at existing products, carry out some research, create designs on paper and through tinkercad. They will model their designs using home made playdough and create a final pitch. The project is designed so that their is some guidance on what the pupils need to learn or be able to achieve, links to internet resources to help them complete tasks and upload or provide evidance. I use Google classroom to provide pupils with their own copy but you may want to adapt if pupils require paper copies.
Introduction to Plastics
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Introduction to Plastics

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First lesson introduction to plastics for Memory Game Definitions Literacy Thermo forming and Thermosetting Types of plastics Properties
Food Technology Lesson on Minerals
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Food Technology Lesson on Minerals

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Includes Updated power point 2020 This lesson follows on from my Vitamins lesson. Pupils should use the investigation technique to scan and skim information to find facts form the fact sheets on minerals provided. There is a short video on minerals a show me game and plenary. Also a piece of homework for them to produce their own fact sheet on water. Please leave feedback!
Home Based Learning Activity: Sustainability
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Home Based Learning Activity: Sustainability

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A 4 hour learning activity/project that encourages independent learning to meet set outcomes. This activity was developed as a short project based learning activity to compliment the work that the pupils do in school. There are 3 milestones for the pupils to complete using the resources provided to answer a driving question. Driving Question How can we convince people to use eco-friendly products and reduce the impact they have on the planet? Context As a consumer you buy and throw away lots of products such as phones, pens, packaging. These products not only use lots of our resources but end up in landfills and cause pollution. We should all look to reduce our impact on the environment but as designers we should also consider how products impact the environment and look for ways to reduce that impact. Complete the milestones above to investigate the impact and how it can be reduced. In the resource you will find an overview sheet and 4 suitable resource sheets to help pupils complete the desired outcomes.
Food and Nutrition Complex Carbohydrates
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Food and Nutrition Complex Carbohydrates

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Follow on lesson from simple carbohydrates to explain complex carbohydrates (Polysaccharides) and their role in your diet Cellulose Fibre Starch Glycogen Also outlines diabetes and hypoglycaemic and foods rich in fibre Mini reviews Scaffolding Tasks Exit Card
Focus on Designer Design task
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Focus on Designer Design task

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This lesson follows on from the revision of a designer lesson in my resources. The reasonong behind the lesson is to reiterate the work of the designer but to also focus on some sketching skills and design thinking. There are 3 tasks. 1 Practicing sketching - Straight lines, Curves, Ellipses, Perspective, Coverging lines 2. Practicing shading and contering (if you are not great at product design then I suggest you use this video from you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-UqGtsjKiU ) 3. Design a clock using sketching skills in the style of Phillipe Stark There are some visual images that you can use for inspiration as well. Not my greatest resource but could come in handy