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Grade Ladder – Resistant Materials – Year 7

Year 7 Resistant Materials – Endangered Animal Money Box Project

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Research & Analysis Simple analyse of the design brief, researching existing money boxes and the theme.

Collect images from one source to produce an inspiration mood board for the money box and to identify the consumer.

Good analyse of the design brief, researching existing money boxes and the theme.

Use a variety of sources (2+) to produce an inspiration mood board for the money box and to identify the consumer.

Detailed analyse of the design brief, researching existing money boxes and the theme.

Use a wide range of sources (3+) to show fully the needs of the consumer and produce an innovative mood board.

Designing Produce 4 labelled design ideas, which match the brief and specification. Designs will reflect images from the mood board and take into account the user. Produce 4 design ideas, annotate and evaluate the parts, choice of materials and target market. Designs will reflect images from the mood board and take into design brief and specification. Produce 4 creative and detailed design ideas. Clear explanations on how designs meet the design brief and specification criteria. Research will be used to develop and explain the design ideas.
Development & Modifying Produce a simple card model to develop a 3D design idea. Use users views to develop the design and explain how improvements could be used to make the money box. Develop card models and use ideas from others to improve designs. Evaluate and explain the reasons for the changes and use this to improve the making. Modify card models and making throughout to improve the quality of the money box. Users views considered throughout. Clear explanations of all changes and any problems are recorded.
Planning Simple step by step plan of making produced for making the money box. Working with a range of tools and equipment. Work from own detailed plan of making. Modify the making when appropriate and understand the constraints of the materials and manufacture. Produce plans that predict the time needed to carry out the main stages of making. Evidence of adapting the making if necessary and explain the changes made
Making A money box produced with some accuracy that is a reasonable quality and can be used. A money box produced with some precision that is a good quality. Well assembled and decorated. A high quality money box produced. Fully functioning and  well assembled. Excellent decoration and detail.
Evaluation Identify what has worked well and what could be improved. The money box is tested and evaluated against the specification. Thought on how the money box could be improved. Detailed evaluation throughout the design process. Evaluation of the money box in use and suggest improvements.