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
- Further develop their knowledge of Health and Safety
- Choose a theme to study and use throughout the rotation
- 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
- Evaluate the strengths and targets throughout the production of embellishment techniques
- Design a zipped lined bag using the theme of their choice for production in the next rotation

Second 9 weeks (of an option subject chosen in Year 8)
Product Production:
Students will
- Develop skills learnt and practised in first rotation
- Use skills developed in rotation 1 to independently manufacture a zipped bag based on the chosen theme
- Make a storage product using the techniques they learnt and practised in the first rotation
- Develop independence in their learning
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their work throughout

Work completed throughout the year will be used as GCSE evidence if they select textiles as an option in Year 10
Year 10Eduqas GCSE Art & Design Textiles
Unit 1: Skill building through a series of Mini Projects which includes the following knowledge & techniques:
Colouring fabrics, surface embellishment, joining fabrics, fabric manipulation, recycling fabrics & other materials, use of technical materials, applying fastenings, functional and decorative edge finishes, construction techniques, critical & contextual studies.

Project 1: Scandinavian Textile Design – fabric printing & product making
Project 2: Space Gear for Kids – tie dye, batik, applique & technical fabrics & garment construction
Project 3 : Gustav Klimt – collage, fabric painting & freehand machine embroidery, product making

A further project will be completed in the Autumn term of Year 11 to form Portfolio
- Equates to 60% of overall qualification
Year 11Eduqas GCSE Art & Design Textiles
Project 4: Under the Sea – use of beach and other plastic waste to create a final piece that highlights the issue of plastic pollution
- Portfolio Equates to 60% of overall qualification

Unit 2 – Practical Examination
Students will be given a range of questions by the exam board. They will choose one of the questions to research, design & develop a final outcome. The final outcome will be completed over 10 hours in exam conditions.

-Equates to 40% of overall qualification