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Textiles

Textiles play a vital role in almost all our daily lives and in applications we encounter every day but do not realise or even know it.

The departments aim is to show students how relevant Textiles is as a subject today. To look at the opportunities of a career in this field as a craft maker or fashion/ interior designer.

We work practically starting with a design need, developing ideas through drawing, taking inspiration from textile artists leading to different outcomes.

 

 

 

                                                                 “I love the ability to work with so many variations of techniques and being exposed to the creative world from a different viewpoint. Textiles has allowed me to find my individual path combining traditional and modern ideas enriching my own work.”

 Year 10 Student

KEY STAGE 3 

Students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking in order to solve problems, be innovative and understand aesthetic, cultural, health, social, emotional, and environmental issues to make products that meet human needs.

  • Learn how to use the sewing machine
  • Study Surface Decoration processes: Tie-dye, Computerised sewing, Applique, Quilting
  • Learn how to attach Fastenings; Zips, Velcro, Buttons

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught as part of a carousel with Food and Product Design:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

‘Circus Act’ – Juggling balls and storage bag

‘Monster’ Cushion E-Textiles

Tablet case

KEY STAGE 4 

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the OCR specification. During the course, the following topics are covered:

Year 10

Year 11

Surface decoration – dyed printed fabrics

Stitched and embellished textiles

Three-dimensional textiles

Fashion project

Portfolio completion

External Set Task by the exam board

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.

J174 Textile Design

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12

Year 13

Foundation skills

Working in Miniature

Self-directed unit

Personal Investigation

Written related study

External Set Task by the exam board

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website:  Link to course

H604 Textile Design - http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-art-and-design-h200-h600-from-2015/