~ Design & Technology ~ 


Basic systems &

Feedback in control technology. Colour matching. Speed
Controls, input decisions and sensors. Computerised
equipment & drawbacks/benefits. Processing information.

Design & make                         
     Textiles Products

Choice of materials, processes and market needs

Quality Control &
    Quality Assurance

Kite Marks/ BSI / CE

Distinguish between and identify uses in production.
Implications for successful products and satisfied
customers. Relationship of  the original specification to
the final product. Accuracy and limitations of processes

Applications in

Computer Aided design. DTP. Graphics.
Bar charts etc.Computer Aided Manufacture

Where used
in school &

production methods

Batch, Repetitive Flow, Continuous, One-Off ( job produc
tion).  Advertising and marketing. Consumer rights.

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Flow Charts -
      (Critical path

Symbols used in flow and block diagrams.
Order of working, ( Importance to maximising use of time and resources. )

Testing & Trialling

Evaluation, customer testing, proposals for modifications.
Testing for quality assurance,  Evaluate against  'fitness
for purpose' , the design need, need of intended users.
Sustainable resources, recycling, redundant products, safe disposal.  Pollution.  Analysis of manufacturing techniques including use of jigs, templates, patterns.

Systems & Control

applied to textiles.  Production systems & control means.
                  e.g. barcode control of stock,  etc

Health & safety

Applied to textiles.  Production systems & control means.
Environmental issues

Product analysis in papers 3 & 4 for 2003

'Textiles for Teenager Fashion wear'. 
Further information due later in the Spring term 2003