Textiles Technology GCSE at Parliament Hill School
Exam board: AQA Team Leader: Mr J. Sharp, Design&Technology@parliamenthill.camden.sch.uk Why take it? Pathway? This course is for those students who are interested in designing and making fashion and other high quality textiles products. The fashion industry is Britain’s fourth largest industry and offers a wide range of interesting careers, e.g. fashion designer, textiles designer, pattern cutters, journalists, marketing, window dresser, buyer, merchandiser and retail assistant. Students may study A Level Product Design (Textiles) at La Swap. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) • 60% = Controlled Assessment - The coursework project is a ‘design and make’ project working to a design brief. • 40% = 2 hour written examination Tiers on entry NA Requirements for A level/ La Swap 5 A-C’s at GCSE including a B or above in GCSE D&T: Textiles. Description of course This course is about designing and making innovative textile products which refl ect modern developments in fi bres and fabrics. It will involve the practice of sewing with different fabrics, printing, appliqué, embellishment techniques and research into how textile products are designed and made. There is a strong fashion bias to the course which includes, fashion design, fashion illustration and pattern cutting. You will learn about the control systems used to manufacture large quantities of textile products in factories. The course is taught through a number of ‘design and make’ projects including the Controlled Assessment. This will involve the production of a design folio and practical work. Examples of practical work could include making clothes, hats, wall hangings, bags, soft furnishings and soft toys. Year 10 In Year 10 you will complete a series of small projects which concentrate on particular aspects of Textile Technology. This involves designing, making and theory work which will build up your knowledge of fabrics and fi bres and skills in design and sewing for Year 11. Year 11 In Year 11, you will work on the Controlled Assessment. You will be expected to present a folder consisting of design work, modelling (2D and some 3D) and make a 3D product (eg clothing). The project should demonstrate your design and technology abilities by showing your understanding of materials. Events / trips / residential information There will be a number of trips organised throughout the two years to textiles manufactures, Graduate Fashion Week and museum trips. Useful websites http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/ newgcses/index.php
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