Level 6

Pupils draw on and use a range of sources of information, and show that they understand the form and function of familiar products.

They make models and drawings to explore and test their design thinking, discussing their ideas with users.

They produce plans that outline alternative methods of progressing and develop detailed criteria for their designs and use these to explore design proposals.

They work with a range of tools, materials, equipment, components and processes and show that they understand their characteristics.

They check their work as it develops and modify their approach in the light of progress.

They evaluate how effectively they have used information sources, using the results of their research to inform their judgements when designing and making.

They evaluate their products as they are being used, and identify ways of improving them.

National Curriculum Levels Key Stage 3