The project template sheets (see contents list below) are easy to follow. They
allow for imaginative teaching and yet the teacher and pupils know exactly
what they have to produce, in terms of paperwork. The sheets allow for
differentiation as each sheet is aimed at specific Key Stage Three Levels.
The level indicator at the bottom of each sheet clearly identifies the
level(s) covered. Therefore, pupils working towards a Level 6 should aim
to complete all those sheets with Level 6 clearly displayed.
There are two ways in which the templates can be used.
1. The pupils attempt one project
throughout the academic year and complete all the template sheets as well
as the making. This is the easiest way to calculate a pupil level.
However, it is normal practice in English Schools for pupils to experience
a range of technology subjects including; Textiles, Food Technology,
Resistant Materials, Electronics etc.... This makes a single project
2. If several technology subjects are
contributing to the final pupil level - the template sheets can be divided
between all the technology subjects. Pupils complete a selection of the
sheets in each of the subject areas, as their evidence of working towards
a particular level. The sheets are then stored centrally and the pupil
level can then be determined at the end of the academic year.