Textiles

Subject Overview

Textiles Technology a creative and technical subject building lifelong skills. Textiles pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make projects that meet human needs. Pupils learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. All Textiles pupils are taught to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Textiles Technology

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

The focus at KS3 is for students to generate creative design ideas for Textile products. They will be encouraged to make high quality products and to effectively evaluate their own practice.

All KS3 projects are linked to STEM and PLTS skills.

During year 7 pupils will complete a full term in Textiles and all pupils will be given to opportunity to make two projects the first, a handmade ‘Under the Sea themed, 3D hanging decoration’ and the second a ‘Carry Case’.  Pupil’s will be taught the importance of health & safety, fabric properties, tools & equipment, processes, hand embroidery skills, patterns, decorative techniques, dye work with repeated patterns, construction techniques, CAD/CAM and the use of the sewing machine. Textile recycling issues and key facts are also a large part of the projects.

Pupils will be expected to work within an A4 booklet which will be provided; pupils will complete two 3D products by using a range of hand and machine skills.

ICT will also be used within the research tasks and the importance of personalised, learning and thinking skills will be delivered.

Pupils will be aware of level grade descriptors to ensure the highest attainment grades are achieved.

Year 8:

The focus at KS3 is for students to generate creative design ideas for Textile products while developing a cultural understanding of textiles. They will be encouraged to make high quality products and to effectively and critically evaluate their own practice.

All KS3 projects are linked to STEM and PLTS skills.

Within Textiles all pupils will be given to opportunity to make a ‘Recycled: Tri-it Character Juggling bag’ or a ‘carry case’ Pupil’s will be taught the importance of health & safety, sewing machine skills, CAD/CAM computerised sewing machine skills, fabric properties, small tools & equipment, processes, hand embroidery skills, patterns, decorative techniques, construction techniques and textile recycling issues and key facts.

Pupils will be expected to work within an A4 booklet which will be provided; pupils will also complete one 3D product by using a range of hand skills, Machine and CAD/CAM skills.

ICT will also be used within the research tasks and the importance of personalised, learning and thinking skills will be delivered.

Pupils will be aware of level grade descriptors to ensure the highest attainment grades are achieved.

KS3 Technology Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 4

Courses Offered:

Year 9:

Pupils begin GCSE Textiles by exploring a range of decorative and dye work skills, progressing to hand and machine techniques. Focus on key elements of fibres to fabrics, weaving and general history of the subject is all recorded in the form of a technical folder which is used throughout the 3 years of their GCSE in Textiles.

Pupil complete two design and make projects throughout the year, a ‘music inspired cushion’ and a ‘cultural themed bag’.

Pupils are also taught the key aspects of controlled assessment folder work, pupil’s complete A3 worksheets to support their designs, research, analysis, development and prototypes of each project.

Year 10 and 11

Course title  Design and Technology : Textile   Products
Course Description  This course has been developed to enable students to demonstrate   their creativity, with the making of textile products Textile   Technology is a practical subject that requires the application of knowledge   and understanding when developing, researching, planning, making and   evaluating ideas. 
Course level  GCSE
Course qualification  Full course GCSE
Examination  2 hours –120 marks – 40% – Students answer all questions in two   sections of a single tier paper. One   section is based on a theme that pupils will research in advance of the   examination and the second section tests designing skills and the depth of   knowledge and understanding that they will have in this subject.
Controlled assessment  Approximately 45 hours – 90 marks – 60% – Controlled assessment is a single project consisting   of a design folder and 3D made item.    The focus topic will be one of several set by the exam board.
Further and higher education  AS/A2 Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles)AS/A2 TextilesBTEC level 2 Fashion and Textiles

BTEC level 3 Fashion and clothing

BTEC level 3 Production Arts Costume

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design

Degree level courses – Design /   Manufacture e.g.   B-Des(Hons) BA (Hons)

Careers 
  • Design and product development
  • Business and management
  • Technology
  • Associated careers:
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion &interior forecasters
  • Buyers in retail.
  • Quality control within factories
Skills And attributes  Students must be organised and committed to buying materials in   order to complete their practical products.Designing   skillsDesign products to meet the needs of the consumer

  • understand the design principles of form, function and fitness for purpose

Making skills:

  • select and use tools/equipment and processes to produce quality products
  • work accurately and efficiently in terms of time, materials and components
  • Test , modify and evaluate their products

Textiles Year 10 Curriculum Overview
Textiles Year 11 Curriculum Overview

Enrichment

  • After school and lunch time GCSE support classes
  • After school fashion club
  • After School Creative Textiles STEM club with local artist and designer Tina Leahey
  • A yearly fashion show
  • Trips to the NEC clothes show , running once every 2 years
  • Trips to Milan , running once every 2 years