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Year 7

The year 7 pupils design and make a range of greetings cards that can be sent to people celebrating cultural holidays or events.  They will trial a range of decorative techniques including, block printing, transfer printing and embellishment.

Aims of the project:

  • Trial a range of textile techniques
  • Use research to explore different cultures and to produce an image board
  • Develop and communicate a range of design ideas using annotated sketches
  • Write a specification
  • Plan and make a high quality product
  • Develop evaluation techniques

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Year 8

In year 8 the pupils design and make a cushion cover taking their inspiration from either nature of geometric pattern.  The project is called Print – Dye – Stitch.

Aims of the project:

  • To produce an image board based on the theme of nature or geometric pattern
  • To give a modern twist when using traditional techniques
  • To practise using tie dye, sublimation printing (CAD CAM) and embellishment to make textile products more attractive
  • To solve their own design problem by developing a range of cushion design ideas
  • Write a specification
  • Use specialist tools and techniques to produce a high quality final product
  • Develop evaluation techniques and put at the centre of their thinking those who will use their product

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Year 9

In year 9 the pupils design and make a pair of pyjamas suitable for the age 13-19 age range.  They will take their inspiration from nature.

Aims of the project:

  • To explore the world around  and produce an image board based on the theme of nature
  • To develop garment construction skills
  • To customise their   pyjamas using a range of Textile decorative techniques
  • Develop and communicate a range of fashion design ideas using annotated sketches and detailed plans
  • Write a specification
  • To select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and equipment
  • Plan and make a high quality final product that fits
  • Test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification taking into account the views of the intended user

 

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GCSE

GCSE Textiles gives pupils the opportunity to design and make quality products using fabrics and a range of different processes.  This course focuses on fashion and accessories as well as interior design.

During Year 10, pupils will begin by learning about fibres and fabrics.  They will then complete a mini project which will focus on developing and improving construction and decorative skills in order to produce a beautifully creative textile product.

GCSE Textiles coursework begins in April.  Students can choose from a selection of design briefs according to their strengths and interests.

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