Textiles

Textiles Design

HOD: Mrs E Johnson

General Subject Overview

Textiles Design is a creative and technical subject building lifelong skills. Textiles students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make projects that meet human needs in a functional or non-functional purpose. All learners will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of textile media, processes and techniques. Students will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales.  Learning to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments, all are taught to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Key Stage 3 Overview – Content and Approach

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 students will be taught the importance of health & safety, fabric properties, tools & equipment, processes, hand embroidery skills, patterns and decorative techniques in order to design and make a magic monster keying

Students will be expected to work within an A4 booklet which will be provided; students will complete a 3D product 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.

Students 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.

During year 8 students will be taught the importance of health & safety, fabric properties, tools & equipment, processes, hand embroidery skills, patterns, decorative techniques, dye techniques and repeated pattern in order to design and make a ‘day of the dead’ inspired candy skull print cushion.

Students will be expected to work within an A4 booklet which will be provided; students 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.

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

Key Stage 4 Overview – Content and Approach

Courses Offered:

Year 9:

Students begin GCSE Textiles Design by exploring a range of decorative and dye work skills, progressing to hand and machine techniques.

Students complete a range of design and make projects throughout the year, drawing inspiration from natural forms and elements.

Year 10 and 11:

Course title

Textile Design

Art & Design – Textile design GCSE

Course Description This qualification is intended for learners who are interested in using textiles in a practical way. Learners will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of textile media, processes and techniques. Learners will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales.

It will particularly appeal to learners who are looking for a course that is practical in nature.

Learners are required to work in one or more area(s) of textiles design, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

·         Fashion design

·         Fashion textiles

·         Costume design

·         Digital textiles

·         Printed and/or dyed fabric and materials

·         Stitched and/or embellished textiles

·         Surface pattern

·         Constructed textiles

·         Art textiles

·         Installed textiles

Examination board and information AQA Art & Design – Textiles Design

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206/subject-content/textile-design

Controlled Assessment This course is divided into 2 components.

Component 1 – learners respond to a project brief which will include a portfolio of practical work which are internally assessed  – 60% of overall qualification

Component 2 is an externally set assignment and learners will respond to a starting point set by AQA. They will complete a 10 hour practical exam – 40% of overall qualification This is externally assessed.

Further and higher education AS Levels,  A Levels, BTEC, Teaching Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Degree Courses
Careers Opportunities to work in fashion and textiles in design,

manufacturing, retail and media include a wide range of jobs.

• fashion designer

• clothing and textiles manufacturer

• pattern designer and grader

• textile artist

• interior designer

• fashion buyer

• visual merchandiser

• costume designer

• fashion journalist

• fashion illustrator or photographer

• fashion stylist

• fashion blogger

Skills and attributes Textile design gives learners a whole host of easily transferable skills. They include:

• communication

• teamwork

The course will develop a wide range of practical making skills incorporating surface embellishment, joining and finishing, combining materials, colouring fabrics, felting, weaving, printing.

 
 

 

Enrichment

 

  • After school and lunch time GCSE support classes
  • NEC clothes show live – an annual trip
  • Various other trips planned to meet the needs of the current specifications set by the board

Examples of Student Work