Textiles coursework checklist

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GCSE Textiles Coursework Checklist
Use the following sheets to help you improve and complete your coursework
Section 1: Describes work that would be given an A grade.
Section 2: Guidance of the type of work that should be produced.
Section 3: some help notes from the examiners.
Section 4: You may write notes and tick off work completed and checked by me.
Assessment Criteria Content Notes Deadlines/
Analysis of Context and Task:
AO1 Highlight the key words or phrases.
Investigating Describe exactly what you have been asked to
the design do.
opportunity Start with a mind map, keep this small!
Write a list of what you need to know before Research needs to be planned it must be
you can begin designing. relevant to the design brief and carried out
Plan your research activities. intelligently.
Sources: Retail outlets/ fabric suppliers or shops/ charity The examiners are looking for quality
shops (analysing products)/ magazines/ prediction reports/ rather than quantity so try to keep this to
museums/ books/ paintings/ photos/ target group/ client/ no more than four pages.
designers/ buyers/library resources/ internet/ catalogue. You must use at least five sources of
Research methods and information: relevant information.
Moodboard: shapes colour decoration pattern
style design theme historical reference
components fabrics
Comparative shop report: prices fabrics range
sizes colour ways components pattern style
target market.

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Analysis of relevant existing products :Look at
12 products draw them then analyse the following: In order to thoroughly analyse a product it
colour shape styling fabrics components must be in front of you, you need to be
decorative techniques construction methods able to look at it closely inside and out
finishing techniques special features size price finding out if the fabric has been altered
labelling quality of all components including fabric with the aid of stiffeners, lining used and
packaging: analyse against end use…read more

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Aesthetics: colour shape pattern fit drape It is worth noting that the examiners
detailing produced a list of successful products
Theme and design inspiration: era artists work and less successful ones:
cultural influences etc. Successful products: garment (top/ skirt/
Target Market/ Consumer requirements: dress) accessories (bags/ hats) wall hanging
gender age price bracket need fashion trend 3D clock intricate cushions.…read more

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Development On sheet one produce sketches that show detail, The examiners stated very strongly that
of the Design seams, how the product will sit, fall, function. they were looking for quality of design
Proposals Hint at colour for each idea. rather than quantity.
On the second sheet show ideas in more detail. They award high marks for: sketches
(Including Back/ side views should be done now.…read more

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On your first sheet: Produce mind maps to help rule out
inappropriate choices so that you only test details that
could feasibly be used. Then write a list of details that will
need to be investigated and tested, state why and how you
will do this. Think about the following:
Shape, style and size of product This is the most important part of the
Components process and will take a long time.
Fabrics Show your thinking on paper.…read more

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Produce paper and/or fabric samples at this stage Make sure your product reflects currant
to see if your thinking will work. Take photos of trends, if it does not then alter it.
this and include them. Remember the use of smart materials,
Produce samples of possible techniques, use fabrics and dyes.
fabrics and colours that closely relate to your
design ideas. These must be well carried out and
demonstrate your skills. Show how they will be
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Include: fabric swatches stitch details (sample)
components costings sources decorative details
specialist equipment and a care label. From the Manufacturing Specification
someone else should be able to make your
product. Therefore the details and
drawings must show all the details.…read more

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If you have to, shrink it to fit onto
the production plan.
Photographic Diary
Take photos as you produce your product. This is
very important as it can help you get extra marks. If CAM is not available for the production
Particularly take pictures when you are doing of your product then say how it would be
something complicated or something that needs done if the equipment were available or
specialist equipment. how it would be done in industry.…read more

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This is an example of a high grade product:
A wall hanging with shaped, hand dyed machine
embroidered and beaded tabs. The tabs are
secured to the hanging with a covered button. The
bottom edge of the wall hanging is wavy in shape. NB: A high grade will not be
There are hand made tassels hanging from this gained if you use a commercial
edge. The design on the wall hanging is based on pattern with no changes or
the work of Gustav Klimt.…read more

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Test: Testing is done throughout the project. You will
AO4 already have tested techniques, fabrics etc. Your finished
Testing and product will need to be tested also. Below are suggestions
Evaluating for completing this:
At the development stage you will have produced
samples of techniques including: seams decorative The product and how you get to the
techniques components details such as pockets finished item is what the examiners want to
and fastenings. Test these against your design know about.…read more


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