Saturday, 6 October 2012


Just found this very useful website which has a huge resouce bank of questions for both Leaving and Junior Certificate exams. The site has categorised exam questions under there topics for each topic. These questions can be accessed, along with the solution for revision or classroom purposes. This can be very useful to access questions for certain topics.

How to create drawings for DCG assignment in SolidWorks

This video describes how to prepare your SolidWorks Assembly and create the Drawings of the assembly with all the relevant views and details for the DCG Student Assignment

GCSE Technology Apps

Whilst sifting through the mountain of Apps that are out there I discovered an excellent set of school based apps. It seem that most subjects in the GCSE system in England have now been mapped onto apps. Being a MTW and Technology teacher, this is amazing. I downloaded the app to have a look and discovered that there were a set of Technology Apps- even better.

These Apps contain all the contents of the subject over the three years which have been broken into Apps for each year. The most expensive of these was 1.59, which is excellent value. The app above contents all the Technology material. There is even revision exam, explanation notes on how to develop a project folio, animated circuit construction and much more. Well worth downloading and having a look at.

Description of the app below, view here

"The successful DT App has now been split into individual subjects so you can learn and revise the subject of your choice at a fantastic price. The application includes information and revision quizzes for Resistant Materials as well as general guidance for coursework and controlled assessment tasks."

Here is a screen shot of the App showing one screen of the notes and the other showing a revision question which gives feedback to students using it.

DCG Student Assignment 2013

The DCG Student Assignment came out in early September again this year, which is great. As per last year the assignment is due to be completed in mid January (18th january). In my opinion this is great, as there is so much geometry to get complete before June's exam. Personally I would prefer if this assignment was submitted before Christmas but its not my call.

This year the student's at higher level have to analyse and develop a Lectern. This is a much more difficult project than pass years so students will have difficulty accessing a lectern to carry out research and get dimensions from. At added problem for the year ahead!!!!

At Ordinary level students are asked to analyse and model a wall clock. This is a very manageable assignment at ordinary level- thankfully. View the DCG Assignments 2013 here