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Design and Technology
Resources to support and enhance TV programmes for the classroom

Design Solutions

KS 4 / GCSE+. Scottish Level SG, NQs

Programme notes to accompany the innovative 'Design Solutions' series which takes a problem-solving approach to design and technology, looking at how designers work together in teams to analyse problems and come up with appropriate solutions.

Making It: progs 1–15

KS2. Scottish levels B / C / D

Background information, activities, programme aims and outlines, curriculum relevance

Making It: progs 16–26

KS2. Scottish levels B / C / D

Background information, activities, programme aims and outlines, curriculum relevance

Making It: progs 27–39

KS2. Scottish levels B / C / D

Background information, activities, programme aims and outlines, curriculum relevance

The Technology Programme: Real Life Design

KS3 / GCSE. Scottish levels E / SG / NQs

Forging links between the work of leading craft and industry designers and projects being undertaken in schools, including toy and garment design and electronic control systems.

The Technology Programme: Design and Make It! 1

KS3 / 4 / GCSE. Scottish levels SG / NQs

Production planning and quality control systems across a range of industries, from chocolate manufacture to electronic climate simulators.

The Technology Programme: Design and Make It! 2

KS3 / 4 / GCSE. Scottish levels SG / NQs

The design, manufacture and evaluation processes of a range of technologies, including electronic music therapy, website design and dietary products.

The Technology Programme: Design for life

KS4 / GCSE. Scottish levels SG / NQs

Five different products, five teams and five design solutions demonstrate how designers respond to social, cultural, economic and environmental constraints in their work.

The Technology Programme: Design Challenge

KS3. Scottish level E

Programme notes to support the series.