GCSE Textiles

What is the subject about?

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.

What will the students learn?

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.

How the students will learn?

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.

Independent Learning

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.

Coursework and Examination Information

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)

Careers and other important information

Photo of a student sewing a garment during a Textiles class.

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.