Level 7

Pupils use a wide range of appropriate sources of information to develop ideas.

They investigate form, function and production processes before communicating ideas, using a variety of media.

They recognise the different needs of a range of users and develop fully realistic designs.

They produce plans that predict the time needed to carry out the main stages of making products.

They work with a range of tools, materials, equipment, components and processes, taking full account of their characteristics.

They adapt their methods of manufacture to changing circumstances, providing a sound explanation for any change from the design proposal.

They select appropriate techniques to evaluate how their products would perform when used and modify their products in the light of the evaluation to improve their performance.

National Curriculum Levels Key Stage 3