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I have focused in textiles throughout doing this GCSE but would I need to know about woods, metals, plastics and foods for the exam?
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Or about electrical and mechanic components
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Yeah, you do. You'll need to know the properties of all those materials and what products they are best suited for as a result. You'll also need to know about manufactured boards, ceramics, fixings and bindings, standard components etc.

For the manufacturing side you'll need to revise different tools, manufacturing methods, manufacturing aids (jigs, moulds, templates) and it wouldn't harm looking at CAD/CAM either.
Looking at packaging is also beneficial, especially some of the labelling and branding. You may want to look at the way packaging can stand out e.g: foil blocking, female/male embossing, panels.
I'd also suggest going through past papers, as they are generally all similar to one another each year so will give you an estimate of the types of questions/ grade you may achieve!
You could also revise safety aspects, environmental issues, quality control and human factors in design (ergonomics and anthropometrics)
Best of luck
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Well that's my A* slipping away. I've never heard of half of that stuff you just mentioned. A proper teacher that was there for our lessons would've helped 😒
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Thank you so much for answering though 😊
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(Original post by Qwertyuiop124)
Thank you so much for answering though 😊
PM me if you have any questions or need any revision material!
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Which exam board are you on?
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Aqa
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Not sure if this site would help the AQA students but I'd have a look (it's got pretty much everything):
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Thank you so much! It'll definitely come in useful. I don't have anything at all to use as revision material
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You don't need to learn all materials! Only need to know paper/card and one other chosen material which can be timber, metals, new materials etc.
Read spec if not sure
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I didn't think I had to to be honest. I know paper and card and textiles. I checked the spec this morning to be sure. Thank you for replying though
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