Textiles (GCSE)

YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7
(9 week rotation)
'Rothko' inspired project:
- Understanding the importance of Health and Safety
- Researching information around a topic
- Designing products to suit a theme
- Learning how to use a sewing machine
- Learning skills through the use of a sewing machine
- Producing a product to meet a given theme
- Trying to be independent in their learning
- Use of knowledge organiser and testing of understanding
Year 8
(9 week rotation)
African Art:
- Researching information around a topic
- Designing products to suit a theme
- Developing and improving skills in textiles from those learnt in Year 7
- Producing a product for a specific theme
- Developing independence in their learning
- Use of knowledge organiser and testing of understanding
Year 9
(2 x 9 week rotations)
First 9 weeks (of an option subject chosen in Year 8)
Skills and techniques used in textiles:
- Students will learn about and practise a range of techniques that they could use to make a product in order to build up a portfolio of evidence
- They will design a product using these skills which they will make in the second block
- Work completed will be used as GCSE evidence if they select textiles as an option in year 10
- Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their work throughout

Second 9 weeks (of an option subject chosen in Year 8)
Product Production:
- Developing skills learnt and practised in first rotation
- Further learning of skills and techniques in textiles
- Making a storage product using the techniques they learnt and practised in the first rotation
- Developing independence in their learning
- Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their work throughout
Year 10Eduqas GCSE Art & Design Textiles
Skill building through a series of Mini Projects which includes the following knowledge & techniques:
Colouring fabrics, surface embellishment, joining fabrics, fabric manipulation, applying fastenings, functional and decorative edge finishes, construction techniques, critical & contextual studies.

Unit 1: Scandinavian Textile Design – fabric printing & product making
Unit 2: Gustav Klimt - applique, hand & machine embroidery, needle felting & collage
Unit 3: Plastic Sea – use of recycled beach litter to create a costume/accessory for mermaid or merman

Further units will be completed in the Autumn term of Year 11 to form Portfolio
- Equates to 60% of overall qualification
Year 11Edexcel GCSE D&T
Unit 1 – NEA (Non examined Assessment) - a problem solving activity based on iterative design process
- Equates to 50% of overall qualification

Unit 2 – Written Examination
-Equates to 50% of overall qualification