Textiles

Textiles

Department Information

At Brayton Academy Textiles is a practical course that allows you to explore your creative side. The main purpose of Design Technology Textiles is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a personal and creative way. You’ll find out about a whole range of different media, techniques and processes, allowing you to express yourself in a range of different ways. The emphasis in this course is learning by doing, so you’ll be able to create imaginative personal work. Students need to cooperate with one another and have a responsible attitude for health and safety.

Year 7

In Year 7, students have the option to select Textiles as part of their creative option. If they choose this option they have the opportunity to develop their passion for Textiles in a design and make process:

  • Surface embellishment
  • Using a sewing machine
  • Applique
  • Making a pencil case
  • Embroidery

Year 8

In year 8, students have the option to select Textiles as part of their creative option. If they choose this option they have the opportunity to develop their passion for Textiles in a design and make process. If they have already completed a year of textiles in Year 7 they will build on their skills progressing to more challenging processes of skills.

  • Surface embellishment
  • Using a sewing machine
  • Applique
  • Making a drawstring bag
  • Tie dye
  • Printing
  • Embroidery

Year 9

In Year 9, students have the opportunity to select textiles as a pre GCSE option. They will be developing practical and theoretical skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the requirements of the GCSE.

They will be progressing to higher level making skills and the use of CAD CAM machines. They will need to understand the function of different fabrics and technical skills in order to produce a high quality product. The curriculum is delivered through a mix of theory with practical sessions.

Years 10 and 11 GCSE (delivered over two years). AQA 4572 Textiles Technology

In Years 10 and 11 students have an opportunity to study AQA Design and Technology: Textiles. All areas follow the AQA syllabus which can be accessed at www.aqa.org In AQA Design and Technology: Textiles Technology students research a design context and explore a wide range of design proposals. After development of a chosen solution the planning and manufacture of a prototype product takes place. The controlled assessed coursework contributes 60% of the total mark with the final 40% taken up with an external examination. Students enjoy the freedom to design their own product in an area that interests them. There are clear pathways using textile technology GCSE , whether it be the A level or one of the many specialised courses in further education. It has many links with other subjects including chemistry, business studies and working within the fashion industry.

Departmental Staff

Mrs C M Ainsley – Teacher of Textiles – [email protected]

Mrs G Dilcock – DT Technician – [email protected]

Support Your Child – Useful links and advice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-textile-technology

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