Product design – textiles technology *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School
Unit 1: materials, components and application
(AS 50%, A2 25%)
A 2 hour written exam testing the understanding
of the following topics: classification and sources Sackville School East Grinstead: Post-16 Prospectus 2014-16
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of fibres; blending and mixing yarns; manufacture of fabric; fabric finishes; industrial and
commercial production of textile items.
Unit 2: learning through designing and making (AS 50%, A2 25%)
A piece of coursework representing approximately fifty hours of supervised time with half of this
time being allocated to practical work. The coursework may take a number of forms; a single
design and make project, 2 smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work.
Unit 3: design and manufacture (A2 25%)
This 2 hour written exam tests the understanding of classifying materials and identifying, testing
and comparing their application compared to their intended use; manipulating and combining
fabrics; major developments in new fibres and fabrics; product life cycles and fashion cycles;
designing products to meet consumer needs; the industrial and commercial production of textile
Unit 4: design and making practices (A2 25%)
This coursework unit consists of a single, substantial designing and making activity representing
approximately 60 hours of supervised time with half of this time being allocated to practical work.
The project involves identifying a problem, investigating the issues and then developing a new and
exciting marketable product that could be manufactured by the textile industry.
For the AS level you will need a grade C or higher in a design technology
area and a willingness to carry out individual research related to your
Although it is an advantage to have taken GCSE textiles technology, this is
not an essential pre-condition for entry to the AS/A level courses
How to apply
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