Level 8

Pupils use a range of strategies to develop appropriate ideas, responding to information they have identified.

When planning, they make decisions on materials and techniques based on their understanding of the physical properties and working characteristics of materials.

They identify conflicting demands on their design, explain how their ideas address these demands and use this analysis to produce proposals.

They organise their work so that they can carry out processes accurately and consistently, and use tools, equipment, materials and components with precision.

They identify a broad range of criteria for evaluating their products, clearly relating their findings to the purpose for which the products were designed and the appropriate use of resources.

National Curriculum Levels Key Stage 3