GCSE (9–1) AQA DT Topic Tests

‘Broken down into manageable chunks for quick monitoring of knowledge/progress.’J Jordan, DT Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Comprehensive topic-by-topic tests with full coverage of the 2017 GCSE AQA DT specification. Track your students’ progress and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses for class recap or individual student support.

  • Engage your students in this quickly evolving field with interesting, relevant examples, from hair straighteners to robotic arms.
  • Build student confidence with a variety of questions – short answer, discussion, evaluation, multiple choice and more
  • Two formats: write-on for ease of use and non-write-on to save photocopying

Complete with student-friendly mark schemes, these tests are easy to assess and ideal for peer- or self-marking.

‘Questions that involve a specific design situation add realism and opportunity to apply learning. I like the balance of drawing and writing questions to engage all types of learners.’N Oke, DT Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8739)

'This is another amazing resource which can be used straight away in the classroom. The questions are perfectly written to the new specification. Everything is brilliant, could not fault it. Easy to read and follow and having the answers separately is also a bonus.' - K Mottley, HoD and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8740)

Perfect!! This is a brilliant resource your best one yet. Perfectly written for the new DT GCSE... All the questions are well written especially the maths questions. I like the way you have done two styles of question booklets (write on and non-write on) to reduce copying cost... I have tried some of the questions with my students to see what they think and they are very student friendly and focus on the topic of timbers really well and will hopefully improve their performance in the exam." - K Mottley, HoD and Independent Reviewer

'Covered all the technical aspects of timber based materials... Easy to read and understand by asking questions to stretch the student, re-capping knowledge and prepping them for their GCSE... I like that it reads student friendly and a good mixture of multiple choice and questioning with images that can jog the students memory... It covers all aspects related to timber based materials, giving depth and understanding... This will help both exam prep but also give the knowledge to students undertaking their practical projects... It provides the student with realistic material knowledge. it covers hands on practical experience techniques, how the material under goes the various techniques from felling to a finished product, how and what finishes can be applied to the materials... I feel the resource is informative by prompting students of what knowledge is required... gives students an understanding how to work with wood in all techniques and processes.' – K Simpson, DT Teacher & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8581)

'As it fits the specification the topic tests can be used as a revision after the topic has been taught or as progression tracking before and after teaching... It will help reinforce the teaching, allowing the teacher to keep regular assessment tracking of all topics. This will allow clear student progression... The layout is good, having good pictures and drawing space for the students to relate to helps them jog their memory while doing the topic test... it would be a great asset as it covers a broad textile knowledge. It's a great resource for new members of staff to the profession or non specialists, as it's so easy to follow.' – K Simpson, Textiles Teacher & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8742)

I would find this a very useful resource to use in my own teaching. I see it as being particularly useful at the end of a whole unit or sub - topic for monitoring progress as well as good preparation for the final exam. The range of questions give comprehensive coverage of the specification in a very clear and accessible form that provide a high degree of challenge and are matched with a similarly clear and helpful mark scheme." J Jordan, DT Teacher and Independent Reviewer

The way in which it is broken down into manageable chunks for each topic makes it suitable for quick monitoring of knowledge/progress by either student or teacher. A good range of questions and answers that are appropriate for the specification with the flexibility of a format that allows them to be used in a number of ways by the Teacher. - J Jordan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Great for consolidation at the end of a project or to test knowledge at specific stages of learning... I really like the questions that involve a specific design situation... They add realism and opportunity to apply learning. - N Oke, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8580)

Very good... wide ranging and will show the pupil exactly how in depth they need to be to cover all the content of this subject. It is pitched to GCSE pupils at the correct level, allowing lower ability pupils to answer questions and push higher ability pupils. These tests could be a good indicator of pupil progress which is now paramount and the main focus of assessment." - K McNally, Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7859)

'Good bank of questions and answers that are appropriate for the specification and produced in a format that is flexible enough for these questions to be used in a number of ways, e.g. formally as homework, end-of-topic test, mock exam, or forming part of lessons as starters / plenary questions... It matches both the specification sequence and the style of specimen paper. Good mixture of multiple-choice and longer questions with the marks clearly identified... The way in which it is broken down into manageable chunks for each topic makes it suitable for quick monitoring of knowledge/progress... Matches specification well in that it has questions on all of the identified core principles and in the same sequence as the specification with the exception of sustainability and environment (as identified in the introduction).' – J Jordan, DT Teacher and Independent Reviewer