This is an Excel spreadsheet based tool to assist Design & Technology departments in ensuring that they are addressing all of the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 Programme of Study.
Every project or significant activity in Key Stage 3 Design & Technology should be evaluated to determine which areas of the National Curriculum 2014 Programme of Study (PoS) are being addressed. Across any Key Stage as a whole, learners should have the opportunity to address every area - this will normally be achieved by addressing different requirements across several different projects. This resource can be used to identify areas where action is needed to improve how well the PoS is addressed.
The following listing includes books that are currently available (‘in print’). This list is not comprehensive - if you could suggest any additions, we would be delighted to hear from you!
Schools use attainment criteria to facilitate the assessment of progress. However, Department for Education has disapplied the 2008 attainment criteria previously used for Design & Technology. One of the weaknesses of the previous attainment criteria was that there was no direct link to progression at Key Stage 4/GCSE D&T. This disapplication gives the opportunity to adopt new assessment criteria, which more accurately reflect the development of skills that will be assessed in GCSE D&T subjects.
Whilst many schools are continuing to use a numeric-based level system, some are switching to letter-based grades. The following grade descriptors have been developed by a team of senior examiners from the GCSE criteria used by the two largest exam boards. They are skills-based and should be suitable for use across all subject specialisms of Design & Technology, allowing standardised assessment across a department. Click the link below to download the new grade based criteria.
This Excel based tool provides star charts that can be used, for example, in Food Technology. The appropriate tab can be copied and edited into other work books as required. Simply click on the link below to download.
The documents below are copies of the new KS3 Programmes of Study for Maths, Science and D&T. They have been edited to replace the bullet points with letters for easier cross referencing with assessment structures and models.