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The Written Exam
What do you need to take into the examination?
·Sharp pencils
·Pencil sharpener
·Colouring pencils
( All of the above need to be in a clear plastic bag or pencil
·Two ideas for your design section ­ these cannot be taken in
on paper though. You will have to remember what you want to
You cannot take into the exam any...
·Ideas sheets
·The preparation sheets
·Revision guides…read more

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When you are in the exam you must ...
· Know you candidate number and centre number
· Write your name on the paper
· Write all answers IN PEN
· The design section ­ your ideas must be completed IN
· You must add some colour to your designs
· Add annotation to describe your designs
· Make sure that you have all of the equipment you need
· Turn off your mobile phone and leave it at the front of the
· Complete the exam in the allocated time
· Produce a detailed and thorough exam paper.
· Not pick anything up if you drop anything ­ someone will
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Tips for the exam
· Try to enjoy the examination. Believe it or not, the examiners are not trying to catch you out.
They want to find out what you know about D&T Textiles.
· Use colour wisely in your design ideas ­ use colouring pencils to highlight your designs. But
don't waste time colouring everything in ­ it won't gain you extra marks
· Don't colour in with felt tip pens. It stains through to the next page and makes it difficult to read.
· Answer the questions in the order in which they are written. The questions naturally lead from
one process to the next. This is intended to help your thinking in the exam.
· Read the design brief carefully before starting to answer the questions. Be sure that you
understand what you are being asked to do, then read through the question before you answer
· Make sure that you answer the question set. Examiners will not give marks for any material that
is not required by the question.
· Write your answers in complete sentences ­ marks are awarded for full answers- one word will
not get you full marks
· Look at the number of marks awarded for each question. It is not sensible to write ten lines for a
question worth 2 marks, but it is sensible to write a detailed answer for 8 marks.
· The number of lines given on the exam paper is a general guide for the length of the answer
required. But don't panic if you don't fill in all of the spaces.
· Sometimes a question gives you a break down of the marks for each section. Check that you
have given everything asked for in the question. You won't get marks for things you have left
· Write clearly.
· Plan your time sensibly so that you are not rushed at the end. The last questions are just as
important as the ones at the beginning of the paper and worth as many marks.
· If you can't answer a question ­ don't worry. Leave it and go back to it at the end if you have
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