OCR Textiles. In this presentation you will find descriptions of GCSE Coursework and Examinations. Use all this information to assist your pages in coursework. Every detail you need to cover is included. Brief introduction to OCR GCSE. OCR= Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations
Foundation G-CHigher D-A*
60%/40% weighting on coursework and exam.
Objectives carry different marks total 100 marks
Overall mark /105 (5 marks for presentation )
‘Identification of a need or opportunity leading to a design Brief’
A major soft furnishing retailer wants to extend its bedroom furnishings to include the Teenage market.
Write a Questionnaire to find out about Teenage Bedrooms, what they would like in their rooms. Here is few example questions:
Less than 1 hour?
TV/Computer/Cd player/ DVD player
Example of result could be:
The results show that teenagers do spend a lot of time in their bedrooms and would like their rooms to be interesting.
‘Design and make a marketable soft furnishings product for Next, aimed at 12-16 year olds for use in their bedrooms’
You must now draft up your own design brief to suit your chosen product, target group
This page explains how, where and what you will need to do now you have a design brief.eg
‘Research into the Design Brief which leads to a detailed Specification’
Why? Because their parents force them to. My hat should be appealing to children so they want to wear it.
I am looking at the reasons why children wear hats. This will help me design a product that appeals to the need of the children.
This also ensures my hat will be safe and practical but fun to wear.
For educational purposes a child can learn to dress- Tie and bow, button up. Hat could have picture od animal with word included. Or childs name?
For fashion reasons hats can be part of an outfit. What occasion will it be worn?
You could also produce a historical page on hats, looking at different styles that have existed. This would help you design uniquely
Hats can be worn to protect children’s heads. Must choose fabrics that accompany this depending on occasion to be worn. Is it for indoor or out door use?-Weather?
Manufacture- it will be made in a batch of 50 (all of you will write this)
Cost- use your market research to suggest your cost
Target market- which group of people is your product aimed at?
Size- dimensions ( needed for duvet as standard sizes)
Life in service- how long should your product last?
Safety- safe regulations you may need to look at?
Quality- using quality assurance and control methods
Generation of Design proposals
Just remember to evaluate your decisions. What, when, where, how, why you are choosing this
- Pre-manufactured Components (Fastenings, patterns, etc)
- Processes (production methods) (Batch, one off, mass etc)
You must show modelling of your product. This means you have to test fabrics, stitches, seams, decoration techniques and fastenings where appropriate to your product.
A toile is a part of your product made up in calico or cotton. It is a prototype that can be changed. It reduces waste of fabric and cost as it is cheep fabric to practice with
Input Process Output
Manpower making of product Completed
Product Planning and Realisation
Evaluation and Testing
You need to evaluate your product against the following:
And many more