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 and a Personal Investigation which together will form a Portfolio that equates to 60% of overall qualification.

Throughout all projects students will do the following;
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, primary research skills such as photography and first hand drawing.

Project 1: Skills development - these will be used in projects 2 and 3.
Project 2: Scandinavian Textile Design – fabric printing & product making.
Project 3: Space Gear for Kids – tie dye, batik, applique & technical fabrics & garment construction.

Project 4: Personal Investigation - this project will start in Year 10 and be completed in the Autumn term of Year 11. Students choose from two themes:-
- Gustav Klimt: collage, fabric painting & freehand machine embroidery, product making or garment construction
- Under the Sea: use of beach and other plastic waste, fabric & material manipulation, mixed media work, product making or garment construction.
Year 11Project 3: Personal Investigation & 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.