DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT DESIGN: TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY
Examination Board AQA
Syllabus Number AS – 1561
A2 - 2561
Why Study DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT DESIGN: TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY to
AS or A2 Level?
The textile industry is the UK’s fourth largest employer.
We aim to provide an active and practical study of textiles and fashion which will give
students the opportunity to examine topics from an historical perspective, through
their relevance in today’s world, and with a view to possible future development –
past, present and future! Students will be given the opportunity to develop their
abilities to make judgements and solve problems in the context of clothing and will
also be able to investigate the factors that affect the production of fabrics.
Textiles combines well with Art and adds an extra dimension to a portfolio for
Foundation Art courses.
You should ideally have GCSE Grade B or above in Textiles Technology. Other students will
be considered on an individual basis. You also need a lively interest in textiles!
Courses are available covering a wide range of interests from Woven Textiles, Knitted
Textiles, Furnishing Design, Clothing Studies, Textile Design, Textile Production, Textile
Marketing, Contemporary Textiles, through to Art Foundation.
Job areas include: Interior Design, Fashion, Retail, Textile Design, Textile Manufacture,
Textile Marketing, Teaching, and Theatre Design.
Materials and Components.
Working Properties of Materials.
Hand and Commercial Processes.
Design in Practice.
Modern Technologies and Materials.
Unit 1 –Written Exam (2 hour exam) = 50%
Unit 2 –Coursework (two smaller projects; approx 50 hours) = 50%
Unit 3 – Written Exam (2 hour exam) = 50%
Unit 4 – Coursework (a single, substantial designing and making activity; approx 60 hours) =
Please note that the AS is the first half of the GCE course, and contributes 50% of the total Advanced
GCE marks. The A2, the second half of the Advanced GCE, comprises the other 50% of the total
Advanced GCE marks.