THE NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT
CONTEXTUAL CHALLENGE

This section has been devised, to address the non-examination assessment or contextual challenge, for all GCSE examination boards.

Follow the links below for all you will need on attempting the NEA.

You may also find the Design Process section very useful.

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER

IT IS THE TEACHERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW ALL REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE FROM THE EXAMINATION BOARDS. THESE PRESENTATIONS / DOCUMENTS ARE MY INTERPRETATION.

The appropriate examination board specification.

AND ESPECIALLY:

Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments 2018-2019

TO HELP WITH YOUR SKETCHING AND DRAWING

FREE DOWNLOAD- FREE Sketch Easi Stencil (helps to make sketching and drawing in 3D easy) information / basic instructions and dxf file for a laser cutter.

FREE DOWNLOAD - FREE Sketch Easi Again Stencil (Isometric, perspective and oblique, any angle, arcs, fillets, measuring and circles) information / basic instructions and dxf file for laser cutter.

FREE DOWNLOAD - FREE Circle Easi Ruler and Sketch Stencil (draw a vast range of circles easily, an aid for perspective, isometric and oblique, a protracter and accurate ruler, all in one stencil) information and dxf file for a laser cutter.

THE CONTEXTUAL CHALLENGE

Click here for the Updated Video (June 2018)- "How to Deliver the Non-Examination Assessment"

ITERATIVE DESIGN CYCLES

Video - Iterative Design - Click below

PDF FILE
(PREPARATION FOR CHANGES TO THE TEACHING OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE UK, FROM 2017)
Courtesy of the World Association of Technology Teachers

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HELPFUL EXERCISES AND RESOURCES - HELPING YOU DESIGN

The ITERATICE CYCLE DISK. A useful rotating disk, designed to help pupils utilise the iterative design process.

Two Piece Rotating Iterative Disk - an Aid to the Iterative Process

PDF FILE - NEA - STUDENT and TEACHER CHECK LIST

6. IMPORTANT - Avoiding Design Fixation

MORAL, ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND THE CONSUMER

EVALUATION / ANAYLSIS EXERCISE SHEETS
Evaluation Exercise - in this exercise, pupils are shown a product or a photograph of a product (follow link to see a three page pdf file, including an example, and two templates ready for use). The pupils write their evaluation / analysis directly on the sheet. This exercise is ideal for preparing pupils for analysis / evaluation in examinations and the NEA (Non-Examination Assessment)