My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE (9‑1) Design & Technology: Textile‑Based Materials PDF by Debbie Tranter, Ian Fawcett, and Pauline Treuherz


My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE (9‑1) Design & Technology: Textile‑Based Materials
by Debbie Tranter, Ian Fawcett, and Pauline Treuherz

Design & technology. Textile-based materials


Core Technical Principles
1 New and emerging technologies
1 Industry
1 Enterprise
2 Sustainability
3 People
3 Culture
4 Society
4 Environment
5 Production techniques and systems
6 How the critical evaluation of new and emerging technologies informs design decisions 

2 Energy generation and storage
7 Fossil fuels
7 Nuclear power
8 Renewable energy
9 Energy storage systems
3 Developments in new materials
10 Modern materials
11 Smart materials
12 Composite materials
12 Technical textiles
4 Systems approach to designing
13 Inputs
14 Processes
14 Outputs
5 Mechanical devices
15 Different types of movement
15 Changing magnitude and direction of force
6 Materials and their working properties
18 Papers and boards
19 Natural and manufactured timbers
20 Metals and alloys
21 Polymers
23 Textiles
24 Material properties
Exam practice
Specialist Technical Principles
7 Selection of materials and components
27 Selection of materials and components
8 Forces and stresses
29 Forces and stresses
9 Ecological and social footprint
30 Ecological issues in the design and manufacture
of products
30 The six Rs
30 Social issues in the design and manufacture of products
10 Sources and origins
32 Sources and origins
11 Using and working with textile-based materials
33 Properties of textile materials
33 The modification of properties for specific purposes
34 Shaping and forming using cutting, abrasion and addition
12 Stock forms, types and sizes
37 Stock forms, types and sizes
13 Scales of production
38 One-off manufacture (prototype)
38 Batch production
38 Mass production
14 Specialist techniques and processes
39 Using production aids
39 Tools, equipment and processes
40 Cutting, shaping and forming to a tolerance
41 Commercial processes
42 Quality control
15 Surface treatment and finishes
43 Printing
43 Stain protection
Exam practice
Designing and Making Principles
16 Investigation, primary and secondary data
46 Using primary and secondary data to understand
client and/or user needs
47 How to write a design brief
48 How to produce a design and manufacturing specification
48 Carrying out investigations in order to identify
problems and needs
17 Environmental, social and economic challenge
49 Deforestation
49 Carbon dioxide levels and global warming
50 Fair trade
18 The work of others
51 Designers
52 Companies
19 Design strategies
54 Generate imaginative and creative design ideas using a range of different design strategies
56 Explore and develop your own ideas
20 Communication of design ideas
58 Freehand sketching
59 2D and 3D drawings
60 Design ideas and sketches – a good way to start
60 System and schematic diagrams
60 Annotated drawings
61 Exploded diagrams
61 Working drawings
61 Audio and visual recordings
61 Computer-based tools
62 Modelling
21 Prototype development
63 Designing and developing prototypes
22 Selection of materials and components
65 Functional qualities
65 Cost
65 Availability 

23 Tolerances
66 Tolerances

24 Material management
67 Cutting efficiently and minimising waste
67 Using appropriate marking-out methods, data points  and co-ordinates

25 Specialist tools and equipment
69 Equipment for sewing
69 Ironing and pressing equipment
69 Cutting tools
70 Measuring tools
70 Pins and needles
26 Specialist techniques and processes
71 Specialist techniques and processes
27 Surface treatments and finishes
72 Surface treatments and finishes
Exam practice
Success in the examination
Sample examination questions


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