D&T GCSE AQA

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Unit 5E: Textile based materials

8552 Specialist material areas

 
5E

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
  • Lesson 2 Working with textile based materials
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  • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
  • Lesson 4 Assessment

There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit covers the textiles specialist material area as part of section 3.2 of the AQA 9-1 specification 8552. The unit begins by exploring how raw materials are harvested and processed before discussing the environmental and ethical considerations of textile production. Stock forms of materials and components are covered in the second topic with sewing, draping and prototyping techniques. Lamination, quilting and piping are also described with relevant examples, including those from sportswear and furnishings. Commercial dyeing and printing techniques are explained in the final topic with a look at the characteristics of various surface treatments and quality control issues. An end of unit assessment is included.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 of the AQA 8552 Design and Technology GCSE. Each unit contains:

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  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
    • Lesson 2 Working with textile based materials
    • Download sample lesson below
    • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
    • Lesson 4 Assessment

    There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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