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Textiles

Exam Board: AQA

Course: Design Technology - Textiles (45701)

Teacher of Textiles:  Mrs. D. King

 

INTRODUCTION

This is a course for creative students who enjoy working with soft materials. The course enables students to explore and understand ways of working with and using textiles, its properties and how the industry works. The course covers the study of fashion, basic garment construction, fabric colouring and embellishment, textiles for interiors and industrial uses plus modern and smart technology developments of fibres and fabrics. Visits to museums and exhibitions are arranged to help understanding and researching aspects of Textiles.

The designing and making elements of the course are assessed by a final coursework project with supporting portfolio beginning in the summer term of Year 10 and a final written exam based on the theory of textile technology in the summer of Year 11. 

 

TRIPS AND VISITS

Annual visits to London exhibitions or The Clothes Show, Birmingham – Year 10 and Year 11

 

KEY STAGE 3

Soft Materials (Textiles) are experienced within the Design Technology framework.  Design and practical activities are followed by Years 7-9 and the skills used underpin the KS4 requirements.
All pupils will cover the use of a range of materials and techniques

 

KEY STAGE 4

A full Design and Technology GCSE Course specialising in Textiles Technology.
Coursework accounts for 60% (Designing 40% and Making 60%)
Design Exam 40%

The design process is followed through Research, Analysis, Creative designing, Making products, Evaluation.

A wide variety of practical activities and design tasks are undertaken in Year 10 and the major coursework task is completed between March through to the next March. 

ASSESSMENT:

Controlled assessment: 60%

Students produce a product and supporting portfolio over a period of 45 hours classwork assessed under controlled conditions.

Examination: 40%

A 2 hour written examination based on the theory aspects of the course. A preparation sheet is issued in March prior to the exam to focus the students on the design element of the paper.

 

For Health and Safety reasons, the group is limited to 20