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Textiles GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

GCSE Textiles provides students with the opportunity to combine creative flair and problem solving skills to design and make real products using traditional or modern textiles. D&T Textiles develops interdisciplinary skills, students’ capacity for creative thinking and project management.

Course content

The course builds upon the knowledge gained at Key stage 3 and allows students the independence to develop their project work to meet their own interests.
We are fortunate in having teaching staff with a good deal of professional experience within the industry and a wide range of modern manufacturing equipment including CAD/CAM machinery that is used extensively to produce quality textiles products.

Assessment

Controlled Assessment Task 60%
During Year 10, students will undertake a range of designing and making project tasks that will develop their skills, knowledge and understanding using specific tools and equipment and enhance their Textiles Decoration and Construction techniques.
At the beginning of Year 11 pupils will select their project brief for the 30 hour controlled assessment task, which will involve the designing and making of the product. This task is externally assessed by the WJEC and is worth 60% of the final grade.
Students are free to work with a wide range of materials and use the knowledge and experience gained throughout the course.
Written Examination 40%
Students undertake one 2 hour examination that tests their knowledge and understanding of
design and technology textiles.

Future opportunities

Textiles offers direct access to A Level Design & Technology and will assist your entry into a wide range of further and higher education courses. Career opportunities are broad but include fashion, furnishing and sportswear design and much more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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