Textiles

Technology-stamp

Department Information

Year 7

Students will select Textiles as part of the Design Technology option which would also include Resistant Materials and Graphic Design.

Textiles is a practical course that allows you to explore your creative side. The main purpose of Design Technology Textiles is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a personal and creative way. You’ll find out about a whole range of different media, techniques and processes, allowing you to express yourself in a range of different ways. The emphasis in this course is learning by doing, so you’ll be able to create imaginative personal work.

If you choose this option you will have the opportunity to develop your passion for Textiles in a design and make process. Products include:

  • Pin cushion
  • Pencil case
  • Wearable textiles project

Year 8

Students will select Textiles as part of the Design Technology option which would also include Resistant Materials and Graphic Design.

Textiles is a practical course that allows you to explore your creative side. The main purpose of Design Technology Textiles is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a personal and creative way. You’ll find out about a whole range of different media, techniques and processes, allowing you to express yourself in a range of different ways. The emphasis in this course is learning by doing, so you’ll be able to create imaginative personal work.

If you choose this option you will have the opportunity to develop your passion for Textiles in a design and make process. Products include:

  • Mobile phone hoodies
  • Bag project
  • Sustainable textiles

Year 9

Students will select Textiles as part of the Design Technology option which would also include Resistant Materials and Graphic Design.

In year 9, pupils have the opportunity to select Textiles as a pre GCSE option. They will be developing practical and theoretical skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the requirements of the GCSE.

They will be progressing to higher level making skills and developing knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes. They will need to understand the properties of materials in order to select and manufacture high quality products that are commercially viable. The curriculum is delivered through a mix of theory with practical sessions to embed the content covered. All projects develop skills for studying this subject at GCSE level.  Pupils are given the opportunity to work with industrial standard equipment including CAD / CAM to develop independent practical skills.

Departmental Staff

Mrs Rebecca Harrison – Head of Subject

Mrs Nicola Denham – AST Teacher of Art and Design, Textiles and Graphics

Clubs

Design and Technology run sessions afterschool on Wednesday and Thursday in all subject areas. Students can benefit from the use of ICT equipment and other resources in a focused working environment, enabling them to complete coursework, practical work or to revise. Students have good support in learning and the further development of skills in their chosen subject area.

Support Your Child – Useful links and advice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/textiles/

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-textiles-technology-4570

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