Pupils will learn the basic skills in textiles to help them become competent in the use both hand and electrical equipment. They cover all aspects of health and safety which will have a life long impact on them throughout their life.
Through a series of challenges/ projects, we hope to motivate, and inspire pupils in textiles which leads to a lifelong interest in learning and aspiring to achieve. The use of CAD/CAM and Techsoft 2D Design enables all pupils produce high quality work which they will be proud of.
Core content – Students will spend most of the year covering the core content of the GCSE in a series of tasks with some focussed practical tasks included.. These tasks will be set in a variety of ways; students may be given written instructions to follow or a simple orthographic drawing. They will need to interpret these carefully in order to create a high quality product. They will also need to complete the “Specialism” unit on “Textiles”.
Practice Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) – Students will spend approximately 4 weeks in the spring and summer term creating a smaller project in the style of their NEA project. This will give students the opportunity to practice the work and receive constructive feedback ahead of their final NEA (Information released from the exam board on the 1st of June each year)
Final Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) – Students will have until February half term to complete their NEA, in this time they should have designed a suitable solution for their users problem, modelled their idea and created a suitable prototype which can be tested by their end user. Once a cycle, a lesson will be dedicated to revising topics which they covered in year 10 (Core Content).
Specialist Content – As a department, we have selected to specialise in Textiles for Section B of the examination. This means that the students will need to know about the sources of textiles, the categories, properties and characteristics, the social, moral and environmental impact of using textile products. Students will learn about the different processes used when working with textiles and how different finishes impact the quality of a product.