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GCSE Design & Technology (Textiles) at Acland Burghley School

Course description

The course has been developed to enable students to demonstrate their creativity, through making textile products. The textiles industry is packed with traditional skills and techniques which sit alongside modern processes and materials. The textiles course is designed to allow students to explore as many of these different processes as possible, whilst designing and manufacturing their own garments and products with creativity and flair. In the future you can progress on to A level Design and Technology, a degree in fashion design, textile design, pattern cutting, or a career as a stylist, costume designers for theatre, fashion journalist or seamstress. Course contents Students spend the first two terms of the course developing their design and making skills through a series of short projects and focused practical tasks. These skills include: • Developing design ideas through sketching, drawing and rendering. • Using computers as a designing and making tool. • Product modelling with a variety of materials, fabrics and decorative techniques, using both hand and machine skills, and Computer Aided manufacture (CAD) • Product testing and evaluation • Students will study the key concepts of textiles technology relating to the materials used in their manufacture; fabric properties and construction, fashion and clothing design, smart materials, sustainability, and industrial processes in the textiles industry. Students will begin their major GCSE project in the Summer Term, which will last for 3 terms. Over the duration of the project, students will produce a finished working ‘Product’, and an A3 folder of coursework. How will I be assessed? Unit 1 Written exam, 2 hrs – 40% marks. A written exam paper consists of both written and design questions. Unit 2 Design and making practice, 45 hours—60% mark. Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks Head of Department: Mr Carroll

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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