TEXTILES

Key Stage 3

 

In Design Technology, the KS3 Curriculum content has been chosen to engage our students using topical environmental and social issues and a range iterative design challenges. In addition to this, we will be developing core principle skills and knowledge within each year of KS3 to build a foundation of knowledge across the key stage with the overarching objective that our students will begin to develop culturally rich understanding of the subject that can encourage learning in KS4 and in STEM careers in the future.

 

Design Technology, Food & Nutrition and Textiles are delivered over Two units in KS3, where students will learn a combination of each subject twice. 

 

For example:

Textiles:

Unit 1 knowledge and skills developed:

  • Market Research Analysis

  • Product Analysis 

  • Moodboard

  • Design Development

  • Hand sewing 

  • Sewing machine skills

  • Cutting & Measuring  

  • Sustainability in textiles

  • Evaluation and review

 

Unit 2 knowledge and skills developed:

  • Market Research Analysis 

  • Product Analysis 

  • Design Development 

  • Testing Techniques 

  • Surface embellishment: Hand embroidery, Appliqué, CAD Embroidery 

  • Sewing machine skills developed   

  • Selecting and using range of components 

  • Evaluation and review

Key Stage 4

 

GCSE Textile Design:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of GCSE across Year 10 and Year 11) – students experiment with different textiles techniques. They will look at a range of artists and textile designers for inspiration and respond to their theme. Fashion illustration skills will be developed and students will work towards a final outcome(s).

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of GCSE, preparatory period followed by 10 hours supervised time) – students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 10 hour exam.

Key Stage 5

 

A Level Textile Design:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of A Level) - Students work on self-directed themes. They will test a range of different materials, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment linked to different designers. Students will develop ideas and prototypes before constructing a final garment/ part of a garment.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A Level, preparatory period followed by 15 hours supervised time) - students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 15 hour exam.

 

Last updated: July 2021