Textiles

Department Description / Curriculum Aims

The aim of the course is to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. To build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. To critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

Department Staff and Roles:

Mrs Barton (textiles)
Mrs Park (textiles)

Mr Cassidy (textiles)

Curriculum Content
KS3

Year 7

Monster Toy project

Within the first term of textiles, pupils will learn about the design process, hand stitching, use of sewing machines and basic textiles skills.

Assessment: Baseline assessment, mid-term assessment and end of project practical assessment.

Year 8 

Day of the dead cushion

Within the first term of textiles pupils will learn about pattern making, tie dying, applique and embellishments.

Assessment: Baseline assessment, mid-term assessment and end of project practical assessment.

Year 9

Fashion Illustration

Within the first term of textiles technology, pupils will learn about the design process, designing and annotating, techniques. 

African Dresses

Within the second term of textiles Technology, pupils will Design and make an African dress that will be sent to Africa to disadvantaged families.

Assessment: Baseline assessment, mid-term assessment and end of project practical

Curriculum Content
KS4/GCSE

Art and Design BTEC

Year 10

Topic: Component 1: Generating Ideas in Art and Design.

Component 2: Developing Practical Skills in Art and Design.

Qualification Details: Art and Design BTEC

Year 11: Topic: Responding to a Clients Brief


Curriculum Content
KS5/A-Level

AQA

Year 12

Unit 128 Garment production

Unit 4: Communication through Art and Design.13

Year 13

Unit 1 Visual and communication in Art and Design. Unit 3 Creative process in Art and Design.

Department Courses

Online AQA training: Preparing for new specifications at key stage 4 & 5, Subject network meetings delivered by School Improvement Liverpool, Subject network meeting delivered by Archdiocese, Teaching Leaders.

Exam Boards

BTEC Technical Awards
BTEC Extended Certificate

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