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You will be designing & making several creative and original Textile products ranging from and including: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Theatre Costume, Accessories and Jewellery making

  • Use primary research to observe and record first hand, inspirational themes and conduct an Industry style Competition shop report.
  • Be taught how to adapt a commercial or block pattern to create inventive and exciting new looks whilst focusing on Textiles in everyday life, fabrics and fibres, quality control, textile law and the consumer.
  • Learn how to use a wide range of Textiles traditional and modern tools, equipment and processes including: Batik. tie-dye, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, printing and fabric manipulation.
  • Have the opportunity to design for our end of year Fashion Show, understanding production time scales, directing models and choreographing the show.
  • Gain experience of supporting CAD-CAM software, industrial processes and Smart Materials such as thermo chromic dyes and light reflective technologies.


Course Components:

Controlled Assessment = 60% Terminal Examination = 40%

Year 10 Course Details

Throughout Year 10 students will complete a range of topics/projects which will teach them subject specific skills and knowledge
necessary for the assessed elements of the course. Students will be taught how to design and make quality products. Towards the
end of Year 10 students will be issued with a controlled assessment question, which they will start at Easter time.

Year 11 Course Details

Controlled Assessment = 60%

The evidence required for the controlled assessment consists of practical work and a concise design folder, including the appropriate
ICT, CAD CAM and evidence of considering quality control and quality assurance.

The assessment criteria includes:

  • Investigating the design context
  • Development of Design Proposals (including prototypes and models)
  • Making
  • Testing and Evaluating
  • Communication

The deadline for the Controlled Assessment will be in the March of Year 11

Terminal Examination = 40%

Students will sit a two hour examination which will test their knowledge of:

  • Materials and Components
  • Design and Market Influences
  • Social, moral, cultural and economic factors
  • Health and Safety issues
  • Processes and Manufacture