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Textiles

"Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality."

 

- Karl Lagerfeld

Overview

We are surrounded by fashion and textiles products they appear in many different areas of our lives from the fast changing fashion industry to bold patterned interiors as well as new emerging technologies in sportswear medical products are some example of Textiles products that we all take for granted.

Fashion and textiles enables all learners to be creative in use of colour surface decoration, pattern and texture.

Many skills are taught the students from using the sewing machine, pattern cutting, decorative techniques as well as learning how to use up and coming technologies such as laser cut design work.
It is a suitable subject for all those who want a career in the different design fields such as freelance design work, interior design, fashion design, surface pattern, retail and trend predictions.

Staff

Lynne Mackay
Textiles teacher

 

KS3

KS3 Course Outline

Textiles is taught on a carousel with Graphics, Resistant materials and Food technology. Textiles is very much a practical subject where pupils have the opportunity to complete design and make projects. The projects that we deliver are fun, innovative and are designed to engage all learners needs.
The projects pupils complete are closely related to modern day products that textile designers would create for industry or retail.

KS3 Assessment Details

Assessment of students takes place through various methods that will measure the knowledge and skills our students have learnt. We use formative and summative assessment through questioning and end of module testing. Practical products are marked according to current levels of progress descriptors. Books are assessed regularly and are scrutinized by all members of the department to provide consistency.

How Will Students Learn?

We aim to promote independent learning and working as much as possible. Different skills are modelled by staff and pupils are expected to follow instructions and work independently on their practical work. Although plenty of staff are around to support learning if the individual needs help.

Other Skills They Will Develop:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas in a range of ways.
  • Respond creatively to briefs, developing their own proposals and producing specifications for products.
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials and technologies to design and make their products.
  • Use their understanding of others’ designing to inform their own.
  • Plan and organize activities and then cut out, decorate and assemble materials and components.
  • Evaluate which hand tools machine tools, equipment and computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM) facilities are the most appropriate to use.
  • Solve technical problems
  • Reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their ideas and proposals to improve products throughout their development and manufacture

KS3 Equipment Needed

The essential equipment needed is pen, pencil, ruler and rubber. Other equipment such as colouring pencils, sharpener are desirable.

KS3 Homework

Homework is planned individually by each teacher; you should expect homework to be given once every two/three weeks.

Extra Opportunities

Students are welcome to attend lunch time or afterschool clubs to finish off any outstanding work.

KS3 Useful Publications/Websites

KS3 How can you support your son/daughter’s progress?

  • Ensure that they have the correct equipment for every lesson.
  • Ensure that they come prepared to design and manufacture creative products.
  • Check planners for homework.

Possible Option Routes

  • GCSE Textiles @ Chilton Trinity
  • A Level Textiles @ Bridgwater College

 

KS4

Design and Technology: Textiles Technology

KS4 Examination Board and Syllabus No: AQA 4570

KS4 Course Outline

GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles Technology helps students develop their creativity.
This two-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to make textile products, a vital feature of candidates' experience of taking this specification. 

This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment as a reflection of the importance of practical work within the subject.

Specification code - 4570
Certificate code - 4572

KS4 Assessment Details

Year 10 - Students are introduced to the course with a focus on developing and underpinning the core skills:

  • Theoretical Knowledge
  • Making and modelling skills including introduction to decorative techniques and pattern making
  • Using the Sewing Machine
  • Designing Skills
  • Fashion Drawing and Presentation Skills
  • CAD/CAM Skills

The above will be taught through Design and Make Assignments (DMA’s) and Focussed Practical Tasks (FPT’s). A series of mock exams will take place to measure progress and prepare students for exam success later in year 11 (These mocks do not count towards final grade but are used for measuring progress).

Year 11 - Students are thoroughly engaged with doing coursework in the majority of their lessons at this stage. Coursework deadline is April and therefore all work must be complete and submitted by this deadline, from this point on until summer exams, students will be taught revision and exam techniques which will enable students to enter the exam confident and prepared.

How Will Students Learn?

We aim to promote independent learning and working as much as possible. Different skills are modelled by staff and pupils are expected to follow instructions and work independently on their practical work.  Although plenty of staff are around to support learning if the individual need help.

Other Skills They Will Develop:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas in a range of ways.
  • Respond creatively to briefs, developing their own proposals and producing specifications for products.
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials, ingredients and technologies to design and make their products.
  • Use their understanding of others’ designing to inform their own.
  • Plan and organize activities and then shape, form, mix, assemble and finish materials, components or ingredients.
  • Evaluate which hand and machine tools, equipment and computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM) facilities are the most appropriate to use
  • Solve technical problems
  • Reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their ideas and proposals to improve products throughout their development and manufacture

KS4 Homework

Homework will be given according to the teachers discretion, however once coursework has started additional work during break times and lunchtimes will be of a regular occurrence.

Extra Opportunities

  • After school clubs run weekly for coursework.
  • Residential trips are planned for the up and coming academic year.

Specific Gifted and Talented Programmes

Students are advised to stretch themselves are as far as possible. Students can if their made product is of a commercial quality seek the possibility of a patent or copyright.

KS4 Useful Publications/Websites

Career Opportunities:

After completing the GCSE, students are able to go onto college to complete an A Level in textiles design. Students will then normally follow the path of either or study fashion and textiles at degree level. Careers in fashion and textiles can be very rewarding and students can apply for a wide range of fashion and textiles related jobs such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Freelance Textile Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Buyer
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Illustration

KS4 How can you support your son/daughter’s progress?

  • Ensure your student has the correct equipment for every lesson.
  • Ensure your student comes prepared to design, listen and manufacture creative products.
  • Check planners for homework

This course is 60% coursework and 40% end of course exam, therefore it is imperative that students achieve as higher mark as possible in their coursework. Students will be given approximately 12 months to complete coursework, due to this time allowance we feel that students have every opportunity to achieve a high level of coursework. We hope you enjoy our courses we have to offer.

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