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GCSE D&T Textiles Technology (Last intake on this course in Sept 2016, new course starting Sept 2017)


The specification enables candidates to demonstrate their creativity, with making of textile products a vital feature of the candidate’s experience of taking this course.

Design and Technology Textiles Technology is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them. The distinction between Designing and Making is a convenient one to make, but in practice the two often merge. For example, research can involve not only investigating printed matter and people’s opinions, but also investigating e.g. proportions, adhesives, colour, structures and materials through practical work.

AS and A2 D&T Textiles Technology (Final intake Sept 2016, new course to start 2017)

AS Examinations (AS Award - 1561)

Unit 1 – TEXT1 Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

80 marks

Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections

Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions

Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two

Section 3 contains one compulsory question

Topics covered: Materials and Components, Design and Market Influences, Processes and Manufacture 


Unit 2 – TEXT2 Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 50 hours

80 marks

Written (or electronic) design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work

A2 Examinations (A Level Award - 2561)

Unit 3 – TEXT3 Design and Manufacture

25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

84 marks

Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections

Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section

Includes synoptic assessment

Unit 4 – TEXT4 Design and Making Practice

25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 60 hours

85 marks

Written (or electronic) design folder

Manufactured outcome

Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity.