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Textiles

Did you enjoy Textiles in Design & Technology in Years 7, 8 and 9? Do you have an interest in designing and making products using fabrics? Do you think you might like a career in interior design or in the fashion or textile industries?

Yes?

Then GCSE Textiles could be a good choice for you!

GCSE TEXTILES

What will you do? Through a series of short projects, you will develop an understanding of how fabrics are manufactured and the ways in which textile materials are selected and used in product design and construction. Various methods of fabric enhancement will be taught for you to try out, so that you can select the techniques you think are most suitable for products you will design. You’ll also learn how products are made and finished in industry to a guaranteed quality to meet customer requirements. There will be the opportunity to do some individual research into interior design and the business of fashion, while carrying out a small group production line activity. Lessons will be a mix of practical and written activities.

Towards the end of Year 10 you will undertake a major Controlled Assessment chosen from a range of design briefs set by the examining board. This is worth 60% of your final assessment. You will have 45 hours in which to complete your project, some in school during lesson time and some at home.

At the end of Year 11 you will take a design examination which is worth 40% of your final assessment.