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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.
Wood Grading and Defects
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Wood Grading and Defects

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Lesson to meet requirements for teaching limitations and defects in wood to help pupils make informed choices when selecting timber. Common defects of wood. (5min) Class Teaching method: Introduce, pupils investigate, mini whiteboard to recall facts. Rational: Introducing new vocabulary. Line of questioning: When selecting wood, why is important to look for defects? mini whiteboard: Progress check Grading wood (5 min) Pair Teaching method: Demonstration, Questioning, mini whiteboard: Progress check Rational: Make informed decisions, check progress Selecting Wood (15 min) Pair Teaching method: Facilitate pupils investigation, provide factsheets, pupils to record information found through scanning, circulate to guide pupils. Model scanning method. Rational: literacy focus to develop pupils lit skills, pupils need the information to make informed choices, working in pairs to support each other. Consolidating Information (10 min) Silence Teaching method: Open question – ‘When selecting a wood species for a product what do pupils have to consider before committing to the material?’ Rational: Pupils to answer an assessment of learning question using as much detail as possible. Consolidating learning from this and previous lesson. Learning Leading to Pupils will have to select and justify materials for their products, they have to state what needs to be considered and how the materials they select can be quality checked and finished to achieve a good result. Extension activity and Stretch it (10 minutes) Individual How wood is graded. Pupils to investigate how wood is graded and what information they would find from a piece of wood graded wood.
Food Technology Smoothie Design Lesson
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Food Technology Smoothie Design Lesson

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A smoothie design lesson I made for year 7. Especially useful in helping pupils use specifications to evaluate their designs. Includes; Stater Video Links Support sheets Example Exit Card Please leave feedback
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
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.
Food Technology - Designing Cupcakes
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Food Technology - Designing Cupcakes

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Design and make task Designing cupcakes (Not healthy eating but a good one for designing and thinking about adding fruit and making things healthier) Pupils really engage with this activity. Fun starter Lesson objectives - focusing on the design outcome Peer assessment of modeled outcomes Specification Main task Exit card Nutritional Resources
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.
World Cup Quiz
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World Cup Quiz

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5 round World cup Quiz Emoji Challenge Flags Guess the year Spot the ball Bonus Questions (Editable)