Textiles

Why study Textiles?

 

Textiles give the opportunity to try out new materials and techniques, and learn about Textile artists and fashion designers. Trips to a fashion show and to art/textile museums and galleries are arranged giving students a wider awareness of the nature and importance of Design and Technology in a rapidly changing society. All key stages have the opportunity to experiment with printing, dying and machine techniques alongside developing essential designing and research skills.

 

Textiles is an exciting course giving students the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently during school and also out of school hours.

 

KS3

 

Textiles is a very practical subject which offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting textile techniques at KS3. This includes “ Design and make tasks” such as “Waste to wear”, Pop Art make up bags/pencil cases and an identity cushion project. All three key stages have the opportunity to experiment with printing, dying and machine techniques alongside developing essential designing and research skills.

 

KS4

 

We currently offer Textiles at GCSE, this course is suitable for any student who would enjoy exploring and developing their creative abilities. The examining body is AQA.

 

It is a two year course exploring textiles techniques and smaller projects in year 10 such as a recycling fashion t shirt project, an educational toy project and a Chinese New Year project.

 

Year 11 has a Major Project running throughout the year where the students chose a project from a selection of design briefs and produce a product which has been designed by the student from start to finish. The year consists of a design folder, a finished working product and a written exam.