Key Stage 3 Resources 2021

Published 24th December 2020

An updated set of Key Resources for Product Design and Textiles has been fully refreshed and new titles added. They provide teachers of Years 7, 8 and 9 with a basic set of units they can use and adapt to cover vital areas and address progression and the four learning focuses when teaching D&T:

  • Mainly Making
  • Mainly Designing
  • Design and Make
  • Technology in Society.

The updated resources each include a 12-point planner with the essential ‘building blocks’ that should be included to achieve good practice in D&T. We encourage teachers to engage with them by highlighting, completing, or adding to the text as appropriate. This is a relatively quick and straightforward process, with lots of helpful ideas to choose from.

They have more and updated materials, including video, suggestions for activities and links to other websites and resources for students to discover more. Extensive notes and slides for teacher use are included in each of the presentations and the appropriate NC coded objectives are laid out to follow.

A full set of Systems, Programming and Control resources incorporating programmable microcontrollers to extend the learning in this critical area will be released shortly. Earlier resources for Food and Systems and Control remain available and are free for D&T Association members to download.

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