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Course Title: Textiles

Exam Board: AQA

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(60% coursework and one examination 40%)

Entry Requirements (if appropriate): Not Applicable

Contact: Mrs K Rutherford (Head of Design and Technology)

Course Aims:
Students will be given the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge, skills and understanding through:

• Analysing and evaluating products and processes.

• Engaging in focused tasks to develop and demonstrate techniques.

• Engaging in strategies for developing ideas, planning and producing products.

• Considering how past and present Design and Technology innovations, relevant to a designing and making context, affects society.

• Recognising the moral, cultural and environmental issues inherent in Design and Technology.

Course Description
Students will investigate a range of textile design processes and will then develop both creative and technical skills and techniques to produce work in two and three dimensions. Pupils will gain the skills needed to produce a folder of design work which will support students' coursework. Pupils will have the opportunity specialise in one of the following areas of Textiles: - fashion, interior, costume, accessory and soft toy design. Throughout the project pupils will experiment with a variety of surface enhancement techniques.
How will I learn?
Interpret information from different sources, carry out calculations, interpret results and present findings, take part in discussions, read and obtain information, find, explore and develop information, confirm what needs to be done and who is to do it, plan work and confirm working arrangements, plan and try out ways of solving problems, evaluate all work.

Possible Future Career Pathways
Fashion - Textile Designer
Interior Designer
Trend Forecaster
Theatre- Production designer