Students that are studying Textiles will develop their skills in surface decoration and design. The course will develop their pattern making skills as well as their manufacturing techniques. Students will also expand on their ICT and CAD/CAM skills.
Students will learn how to develop and enhance ideas creatively, looking at current fashion trends and designers. They will learn key pattern cutting and making techniques and a range of manufacturing processes to enable a wider understanding of textile production. Students will be challenged to develop their evaluation skills and ICT.
Students will complete a series of small GCSE inspired design and make projects throughout year nine and will move onto their final GCSE project in year ten. This is supported with revision throughout the year leading up to a December hand in date in year eleven.
Students will be required to complete a range of home learning activities with the possibility of school visits to fashion exhibitions to support their controlled assessment and to prepare them for their external examination in year 11.
The course consists of 2 Units:
Unit 1: 2 hour external examination (40% of the final grade)
Unit 2: Controlled Assessment of Major coursework project consisting of an A3 coursework folder and final manufactured product. (60% of the final grade)
Students have the opportunity to continue their studies within the subject at A Level. This can lead to higher education courses, developing into careers in Textile or Fashion Design, Interior Design, Soft Furnishing Design, Wallpaper/flooring/Surface Design, Trend Forecasting, Fashion Styling, Buying, Retail and Consultant Design roles.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
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Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
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