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Design and Technology Textiles AS level at Malmesbury School

Course description

Materials, Components and Application
UNIT 1 :

  • Source and classification of the main fibre groups.
  • Yarn types and properties and the blending and mixing of fibres.
  • Fabric manufacture: woven, knitted, nonwovens and smart materials created to provide specific properties.
  • Fabric finishes and surface decoration.
  • Product components.
  • Industrial and commercial practice, manufacture and environmental concerns.
  • Development of design, design in practice, communication methods and design in the human context.


  • Written (or electronic) design portfolio and make a product.


Unit 1: Examined by a written exam 2 hrs.

  • 50% of the total AS level marks
  • 25% of the total A level marks

Unit 2:

  • 50% of the total AS mark
  • 25% of the total A level marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malmesbury School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 year