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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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drawings with any notes that may be helpful for
production particularly measurements.
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…

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page. 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…

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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…

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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…


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