Designing at Key Stage Four
A range of Nuffield Foundation materials to support the development of students' design skills, which are key to increasing GCSE performance. The resources are:
• Capability tasks
• Chooser charts
• Resource tasks
• Design guides
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A range of Nuffield Foundation resources for students to develop and reveal their capability, longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as projects, or design and making assignments. In Nuffield Design and Technology these are called capability tasks.…
A selection of chooser charts developed by the Nuffield Foundation, focusing on designing at Key Stage Four to help students make decisions about approaches to take for strategy and communication. Tasks are available for Key Stage Four in electronic products, food technology, graphics products, product design and textiles.
A selection of Key Stage Four resource tasks developed by the Nuffield Foundation. These are short, practical focused, activities designed to teach the resources for capability in a way which should intrigue and amuse students. Tasks are available for Key Stage Four on electronic products, food technology, graphics products,…
Nuffield Secondary Design and Technology guides for Key Stage Four provide a straightforward way for students to become familiar with the sorts of questions they should ask when designing for a particular focus area. The design guides can act as a stimulus for students who are having difficulty in deciding on a their main coursework.…
The Nuffield Design Hexagon for Key Stage Four covers the design strategies that students need to consider be successful at designing products that meet the needs and wants of people in real life situations. Design Hexagons have been developed for each focus area: electronic products, food technology, graphic products, product…