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D&T Product Design: Textiles A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

Students will develop skills to produce quality and relevant textile practical work as well as gaining a deeper understanding of theoretical aspects of all stages of the design process and product lifecycles. This course provides a natural progression from any GSCE Design and Technology or Art subject although Textiles would be preferred.

Students will be introduced to a variety of making and designing activities to build on thinking and practical skills. They will evaluate the work of past and present textiles, fashion designers and design movements to develop creativity and reasoning of products. Throughout the course students will learn about the development of products, production methods, social and environmental considerations and implications of textiles and fashion design.

Course content

AS Level

DT1: Theoretical topics covered are: Designing and Innovation, Product Analysis, Materials and Components and Industrial and Commercial Practice.

DT 2: Analysis and research of the task, product analysis, specification, design ideas. Development of design and modelling, planning and evaluation.

 

A2 Level

DT3: Theoretical topics covered are: Human Responsibility, Public Interaction, Process and Production systems and control. Plus the topics learnt in AS Level.

DT4: Analysis and research of the task, product analysis, specification, design ideas. Development of design and modelling, planning and evaluation.

 

Assessment

AS Level

DT1: Exam: 2 hour written exam paper.

Weighting 20%

DT 2: Design and make task resulting in a design sketchbook and folder, final practical outcome and models/ toiles.

Weighting 30%

A2 Level

DT3: Exam: 2 hour written exam paper : Theoretical topics covered are:

Weighting 20%

DT4: Design and make task resulting in a design sketchbook and folder, final practical outcome and models/ toiles. 

Weighting 30%

 

Future opportunities

The skills gained from Product Design: Textiles (problem solving and communication) is highly regarded by university admission tutors and they are transferable skills.

An A-Level in this subject can lead to progression to higher educational courses relating to Fashion and Design, including Fashion and Journalism, Textiles Design, Merchandising, Advertising and Development of New Materials.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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