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Design & Technology: Product Design -Textiles at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

This course encourages students to develop a broad view of design and technology, to develop the ability to design and make textile products, and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Students will study and work with a variety of fabrics and components used in the design and making of textile products. They will work in both two and three-dimensional forms and gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of design and manufacture.

Unit 1: Based primarily on Materials and Components
2 hour written exam worth 50% of the AS Level
Source and classification of the main fibre groups, yarn types and properties and the blending and mixing of fibres, fabric manufacture: woven, knitted, non woven and smart materials created to provide specific properties, fabric finishes and surface decoration, product components, industrial and commercial practice, manufacturing systems, ICT application, pattern drafting, product manufacture and environmental concerns, development of design, design in practice, communication methods, and design in the human context.

Unit 2: coursework is a written (or electronic) design portfolio; the coursework may take a number of forms, usually two smaller projects which comprise a portfolio of work. Approximately 50 hours, worth 50% of the AS Level.

At A2 Level, students will continue to design and manufacture exciting textile products whilst having an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial textile manufacture.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Textiles. If the subject has not been studied previously, students will have an individual consultation with a DT: Textiles teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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