There is little doubt that the way to gain a considerable about of controlled assignment marks is through good design development work.
This sheet helps ensure that each design is well thought out via prompt boxes with annotation advice inside.
Once the pupils have produced an idea, they should use this sheet to guide them on what sort of annotation is useful to add to their page.
Most exams use the phrase 'use notes and sketches' when they present pupils with a design question. If pupils are used to using a sheet like this, they will not only produce better design development work, but they will also do better in a exam.
I recommend that you start using this sheet with KS3 pupils to get them into good habits!
This is a digital download and can be downloaded three times from two different IP addresses. Please download the document and save it to your home/work PC.