Specialism:Year 8 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 build upon the learning and skills in year 7, developing knowledge of a range of decorative techniques with which to enhance textile fabrics. They will also develop skills in designing and annotating their ideas and increase their understanding of anthropometrics and ergonomic design.

What will be made?

Students will make a cushion cover created from four panels which are decorated using the different techniques of appliqué, fabric paints and pens, hand embroidery and tie dye. The cushion cover has an envelope back to enable a cushion pad to be inserted easily.

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 the extended homework tasks is completed as it will enable students to achieve higher levels in this course.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs K Baker at: kbaker@tringschool.org