Hi, can anyone tell me what I need to revise for the Textiles (aqa) GCSE exam???

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There's a lot to learn, I was just wondering if anyone has been given a list of the main areas to focus on for this exam?

Thanks in advance. 

Posted Mon 16th April, 2012 @ 19:03 by RubyRed

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Hey, sorry this is kinda late but I just noticed this discussion and I'm doing this exam as well. I've just been through the whole of the Nelson Thornes book and made thorough notes on them from unit 1 obviously. Then I went on BBC bite size and I found the stuff on fibres and fabrics pretty useful. Make practice designs on the rainforest theme for the the first section (I've done a wall hanging and a t-shirt :P, make sure to include as many modern materials as you can. Revise the simple stuff like fibres properties and then look more at specifications and manufacture. Perhaps make flow charts for each process like darts, gathering etc. and fill them in so you know step by step instructions (there are quite a few marks on a question like this in the exam). Other than that just remember sometimes the most obvious things are the ones which get asked the most (like health and safety and social/cultural.ethical and environmental issues).

Good luck, and you're welcome hehe ^_^

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 21:22 by Nuha
Edited by Nuha on Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 21:23
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You might be able to find the specification on the AQA website that tells you what you need to revise, revise smart materials and modern fabrics, they usually come up.. fabric properties and fibres , textiles and the environment, flow charts, industry methods, designing, recycling... BBC Bitesize has a lot, but really I'd recommend buying a revision guide, they're definately worth the money as they give you all the information you need to learn and get a good grade, I managed to get a B in a mock through just reading the revision guide a week before it!

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 11:43 by Emma