Specialism:Year 9 Textiles

Students may opt for Textiles in Year 9.  There is the equivalent of 1 lesson per week throughout the year and leads to the GCSE in Textiles.

What will my child be studying?

Students will further develop their knowledge of decorative techniques, learning a wide range of skills in embellishment and construction. They will explore a range of sort furnishings, designing for a specific client. In addition, students will learn how to use a commercial paper pattern to create a garment.

What will be made?

Students will design and make an item of soft furnishing, using a range of different decorative skills including batik, beading, CAM, free machine embroidery, molà work, quilting and transfer printing. They will also make a pair of shorts of their own choice, using a commercial paper pattern and high quality construction techniques.

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. Buy a paper pattern and fabric for a pair of shorts when it is required.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs K Baker at: kbaker@tringschool.org