Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge

Early Level

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TCH 0-12a
Within real and imaginary settings, I am developing my practical skills as I select and work with a range of materials, tools and software.
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TCH 0-14a
Through discovery, natural curiosity and imagination, I explore ways to construct models or solve problems.
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TCH 0-15a
Throughout my learning, I explore and discover different ways of representing my ideas in imaginative ways.
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First Level

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TCH 1-12a
I explore materials, tools and software to discover what they can do and how I can use them to help solve problems and construct 3D objects which may have moving parts.
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TCH 1-13a
During practical activities and design challenges, I can estimate and measure using appropriate instruments and units.
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TCH 1-14a
Through discovery and imagination, I can develop and use problem solving strategies to construct models.
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TCH 1-14b
Having evaluated my work, I can adapt and improve, where appropriate, through trial and error or by using feedback.
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TCH 1-15a
I am developing an interest, confidence and enjoyment in using drawing and colour techniques, manually or electronically, to represent ideas in different learning situations.
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Second Level

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TCH 2-12a
By applying my knowledge and skills of science and mathematics, I can engineer 3D objects which demonstrate strengthening, energy transfer and movement.
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TCH 2-13a
During practical activities and design challenges, I can estimate and measure using appropriate instruments and units.
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TCH 2-14a
Through discovery and imagination, I can develop and use problem solving strategies to construct models.
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TCH 2-14b
Having evaluated my work, I can adapt and improve, where appropriate, through trial and error or by using feedback.
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TCH 2-15a
I can use drawing techniques, manually or electronically, to represent objects or ideas, enhancing them using effects such as light, shadow and textures.
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TCH 2-15b
Throughout my learning, I experiment with the use of colour to develop an awareness of the effects and impacts it can have.
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Third Level

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TCH 3-12a
By applying my knowledge and skills of science and mathematics, I can engineer 3D objects which demonstrate strengthening, energy transfer and movement.
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TCH 3-13a
I have gained confidence and dexterity in the use of materials, tools, equipment, software or control technology and can apply specialist skills to make quality products.
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TCH 3-13b
I can practise and apply a range of preparation techniques and processes to manufacture a variety of items in wood, metal, plastic or other material, showing imagination and creativity, and recognising the need to conserve resources.
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TCH 3-14a
By using problem solving strategies and showing creativity in a design challenge, I can plan, develop, organise and evaluate the production of items which meet needs at home or in the world of work.
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TCH 3-15a
Having explored graphical techniques and their application, I can select, organise and represent information and ideas graphically.
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TCH 3-15b
I gain inspiration from natural forms, the built environment or imagination to develop a creative idea which could be realised using computer aided manufacture.
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Fourth Level

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TCH 4-12a
Having gained knowledge of how formulae may be used in the context of energy transfer and mechanical systems, I can apply them to solve problems, for example in engineering.
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TCH 4-12b
I can use my knowledge and skills of science and mathematics and can apply the basic principles of control technology in solving practical problems.
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TCH 4-13a
I can confidently apply preparation techniques and processes to manufacture items using specialist skills, materials, tools and software in my place of learning, at home or in the world of work.
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TCH 4-14a
Showing creativity and innovation, I can design, plan and produce increasingly complex items which satisfy the needs of the user, at home or in the world of work.
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TCH 4-14b
I can apply skills of critical thinking when evaluating the quality and effectiveness of my own or others’ products or systems.
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TCH 4-14c
I can explore the properties and functionality of materials, tools, software or control technology to establish their suitability for a task at home or in the world of work.
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TCH 4-14d
By examining and discussing the features of everyday products, I am gaining an awareness of the factors influencing design and can evaluate how these products meet the needs of the user.
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TCH 4-15a
Having sketched or drawn a series of everyday objects pictorially and orthographically, I have become proficient in third angle projection and can apply this knowledge when producing 2D or 3D images when using software.
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TCH 4-15b
When developing or enhancing representations of ideas or items, manually or electronically, I can apply my knowledge of colour theory, justifying the choices I make.
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TCH 4-15c
I can confidently use appropriate software to represent my ideas and items in the world around me, showing creativity, imagination or innovation.
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TCH 4-15d
I can understand and use computer aided design/computer aided manufacture, exploring its applications.
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