KS3 and GCSE DT Assessment for Learning Packs

Prepares KS3 students for success at GCSE by extrapolating the requirements of GCSE DT

for use with the 2013/14 National Curriculum and 2017/19 GCSE (9–1) AQA assessment criteria

Boost student attainment with these packs of targeted, structured and ready-made AfL sheets for KS3 and GCSE (9–1) AQA Design and Technology – perfect for self, peer and teacher assessment.

Supports students to achieve the grades they want in the GCSE (9–1) AQA NEA

Benefits for students:

  • Develops a better understanding of the assessment criteria
  • Encourages active and independent learning – students take ownership!
  • Prepares students with key skills for future assessments, employment and life!

Benefits for teachers:

  • Perfect for predicting levels, Ofsted observations and parents’ evening
  • Saves planning and preparation time
  • Enables focused and consistent feedback, pinpointing areas of weakness
Ideal for training staff new to the AfL approach and giving your department a benchmark levelling guide


  • Detailed guidelines on how to implement AfL into DT lessons
  • For KS3:
    • Supportive worksheets with assessment tables cover each stage of the design process
    • Presented in a variety of formats, so there’s always an appropriate worksheet for the task and approach taken
    • Plus! Product analysis and specification help sheets and SCARED cards for idea generation
  • For GCSE:
    • Assessment tables cover each stage of the GCSE (9–1) AQA NEA assessment criteria
    • Provided in A4 sheet format to support individual tasks, and as an A5 booklet to support the whole NEA project