Specialism:Year 7 Textiles

This course is part of a carousel which lasts for 6 weeks with two hour-long lessons per week.

What will my child be studying?

Students will learn how to use a sewing machine safely. They will work with basic small equipment and fabric paints and pens.

What will be made?

Students will make a drawstring bag from plain cotton gabardine. The bag may have the addition of a patch pocket decorated using fabric pens and/or paints.

How is the course assessed?

The Course will be assessed using the National Curriculum specification to give a level and sub level. Tasks are set that will ensure stretch and challenge for the most able students but that are also suited for those with less aptitude or experience in D&T.

Is there an examination?

There is an exam taken at the end of the year. This will enable students to demonstrate through writing and drawing, their knowledge and understanding of D&T.

What equipment should my child have?

All students should have pencils and coloured pencils for design work (we do not endorse the use of felt tip pens) as well as pens for their written work.

How can I support my child’s learning?

Please ensure that homework tasks are completed as they will often be essential for the following lesson.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs K Baker at: kbaker@tringschool.org