Design and Technology Textiles - Options 2024

Course Specification: Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology – Textiles (1DT0

Course contact: Miss A Patel        

Course Description: A GCSE course in Design & Technology - Textiles offers:

During year 10 learners will cover core theory content required for the written exam alongside experimenting with practical making skills covered over three projects.

What will I learn?

Core content includes

How will I be assessed?

Component 1:

The exam is worth 50% of

Component 2:

NEA – Non examined assessment which is worth 50%

You will have your written exam in Year 11.

The paper consists of two sections.

Section A is assessed on the core content (40%):


Section B is assessed on the material category - Textiles (60%)



In year 11 you will complete your NEA which is your coursework task.

● Students will undertake a project based on a contextual challenge

● The project will test students’ skills in investigating, designing, making and evaluating a prototype of a product.


We all agree that the ‘making’ part is the best part, but this only counts for 25% of the marks in Component 2. The coursework PowerPoint is worth the remaining 75% of the marks available.

 Future Opportunities and Careers

Design and Technology can develop into careers such as Textile designer, Garment Technologist, Retail buyer/wholesaler, Costume designer, Textiles operative, Interior designer, Graphic design, Product design, furniture designer and many others.

Further study examples

Post 16:

A-Level Textiles              A-Level Design Technology          A-Level Product Design       BTEC Fashion and Textiles


Fashion Studio Assistant                           Fashion Marketing and Communication

Product Development and Design      Sales and Operation

If you study GCSE Textiles you cannot also study Design & Technology (Timbers)