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D&T Textiles - GCSE at Bonus Pastor Catholic College

Course description

Design and Technology (D&T) is all around us whether it’s solving a problem or designing the latest gadget. In Design and Technology students are encouraged to think differently, be creative and innovative and to question whether a design or product really works. Throughout the course you will be taught to consider how a wide range of products are designed together with an understanding of the processes involved in their manufacture. You will Produce, Design and Make assignments that will relate to real life situations including existing products, artefacts and systems.You will learn about the uses of textiles in everyday life and the endless opportunities to create an exciting new look or enhance an old look through the skilful use of fabrics. You will have to gain knowledge about fabrics and fibres in relation to fashion or furnishings and have understanding of industrial practices and computer aided design. Projects tend to vary and the final coursework project gives students choices for areas of focus. There is a greater emphasis on industrial practice, current processes, environment and sustainability. Students must apply the use of computer aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM). Industrial practises, social, moral, environmental and sustainability issues are a consideration when taking on the role of a designer. CAD and CAM are compulsory elements for GCSE to achieve the higher grades.

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to Design and Technology and Electronics such as an Technician, Electrician or Design Engineer. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer. You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Design and Technology or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bonus Pastor Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years