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Design & Technology: Product Design (Textiles) A-Level at The Knights Templar School

Course description

Studying this challenging Textiles course will give students the opportunity to develop creative skills and to design and make new products. They will be taught to appreciate the complex relations between designing ideas, choosing appropriate materials and fabric and looking at different scales of manufacture and how products are promoted for supply and demand on a global scale.

Students will be guided to independently design and make products, extending knowledge and skills from the GCSE course through practical development work including; CAD and CAM within the design and production of products, printing their own fabric designs and using complex pattern assembling to make a high quality finished product.

Key areas developed include knowledge of textile products and materials, sustainability and environmental issues, sources of fibres and new smart fabrics, extending practical sewing skills, developing research and analysis skills, exploring creatively in designing new products, improving confidence and knowledge of materials. It also teaches the students the benefits of working both independently and as part of a team. 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, for a full level 3 programme.

Students are required to attain a B grade in Textiles at GCSE in order to take the Design and Technology: Textiles course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Knights Templar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years