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Textiles Technology, Design Technology at King Edward VII

Course content

This course concentrates on the skills and knowledge required to design and make high quality products.

To do well in this course you should enjoy working practically with fabrics and you should be interested in fashion and interior design. You will become familiar with a wide range of equipment such as computerised sewing machines, over lockers, flat lockers, digital cameras and scanners. You will learn about and use various surface decoration techniques, such as, batik, stencilling, dyeing, silk painting, CAD/CAM embroidery, iron on transfer and sublimation printing. You will develop your experience, skills and knowledge, which will enable you to design and make fashion items and soft furnishings.

Year 10 is structured so that you complete two mini projects. One is based on clothes making and the second is all about interior design.

Year 11 allows you to work independently for the whole year on a major project based on a topic of your own choice.

In recent years major projects have covered subjects such as:

  • An outfit based on 60s/70s fashions.
  • A textile item suitable for showing at a cultural exhibition e.g. A chinese embroidered Kimono.
  • Co-ordinated textile items for a girls bedroom based on a 'Princess Theme'.

Entry requirements



Assessment There are two tiers of entry.

Coursework One piece - Major Project which is worth 60% of the final grade, submitted March of Y11.

Examinations One examination at the end of Y11 worth 40% of your final mark. It lasts 2 hours.

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Future opportunities

GCSE textile technology is an ideal preparation for the AS and A2 level textiles course. Career Opportunities: Students often use this experience to enrol on fashion design and fabric design courses.

Further information

This course is able to be combined with other courses within a single application

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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