Textiles Curriculum Overview

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:


Year 7  In Year 7 students are introduced to Textiles, their functions and properties.  Students learn the skills required to investigate, design, make and evaluate a Felt toy for a young child.  
Year 8   In Year 8 students are encouraged to experiment with different methods of adding colour and designs to fabric.  They are given a design brief to design and make a cushion to be sold in the National Trust gift shop. This project focuses on how to embellish, decorate and construct textiles using both hand and machine methods.  Students are introduced to wider issues such as the impact of textile production on the environment.
Year 9   In Year 9 Students complete a mini GCSE project to prepare them for Year 10 and 11 Textiles.  The students focus on developing their ideas in new and exciting ways and learn higher level construction skills with a focus on planning and quality control.
Year 10   In Year 10 students complete an introductory term of both theory and practical lessons; building knowledge and skills ready for a mini project which is completed by Easter.  Towards the end of Year10 students choose and begin their Practical Controlled Assessment – Unit 2 worth 60% of the overall GCSE.
Year 11   Throughout Year 11 students continue to work on their Controlled Assessment project and begin more focused revision tasks in preparation for the Written Paper – Unit 1 worth 40% of the overall GCSE.  The Written Paper is usually sat in May of Year 11.

Students receive five lessons a fortnight and are expected to spend at least one hour on homework a week.

Grades are awarded A*- G.

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