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I can use my knowledge of existing products to design a functional and appealing product for a particular purpose and audience.

I can consider how existing products and my own finished products might be improved and how well they meet the needs of the intended user.

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I can use techniques which require more accuracy to cut, shape, join and finish my work, for example: cutting internal shapes and slots.

I can understand how mechanical systems such as levers and linkages create movement.


I can apply techniques I have learnt to strengthen structures and explore my own ideas.

I can strengthen frames with diagonal struts.


I can use my knowledge of techniques and the functional and aesthetic qualities of a wide range of materials to plan how to use them.