Textiles

Textiles Key Stage 3- 2014-15

 

Year Group

Textiles

 

7

Terms 1-3 (3 terms per year due to rotation of groups)

Design and make a printed cushion based on Cultures/Seaside/Abstract Art (themes change) using collage techniques and hand painted transfer inks.

Students will research their theme, develop their ideas through collage and samples and learn how to use the sewing machines. Students will then print their individual designs and decorate these to embellish their design. 

 

National curriculum 2014= DESIGN research, DESIGN solve design problems, DESIGN- design and communicate using sketches/modelling, TECHNICAL understand and the use properties of materials, MAKE use specialist tools, MAKE use specialist techniques and processes, EVALUATE- evaluate and refine.

 

8

Terms 1-3 (3 terms per year due to rotation of groups)

Design and make a fantastic bolero using the theme of Mosaics/Mexican festivals/Nature. This will involve students designing using computer aided design and other print techniques to create all over individual patterns or placement designs. Boleros will be further enhanced by decoration using a variety of techniques such as tassels, sequins, lace and applique. Students will construct the bolero and develop their sewing skills from Year 7.

 

National curriculum 2014= DESIGN research, DESIGN solve design problems, DESIGN- design and communicate using CAD, TECHNICAL understand and functional results, MAKE use specialist tools, MAKE use specialist techniques and processes, MAKE use CAM, EVALUATE- evaluate and refine.

 

 

9

Terms 1-2 (2 terms per year due to new GCSE dates starting)

Pupils will work individually and in teams to create a fashion collection for a client. This collection will imitate how a collection is produced in industry, involving a design brief, specification, client and mood boards, fabric samples. Heavy emphasis will lie on visualisations, with pupils learning both hand- based drawing and CAD techniques.

 

National curriculum 2014= DESIGN user needs, DESIGN solve design problems, DESIGN communicate ideas through sketches, modelling and CAD,  MAKE wider range of materials, MAKE use specialist materials and techniques,  TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE understand the properties of materials, EVALUATE the work of past and present professionals, EVALUATE the work of past and present professionals

 

 

Key Stage 4

 

Subject:                  Textiles Technology (AQA)                                            

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

Fashion merchandiser, retail manager, garment technologist, digital print designer, fashion stylist, milliner, textiles designer (knit, weave, print), fashion buyer, print maker, trend predictor, textile artist, curator, education, costume designer, textile colourist, fashion designer, freelance print designer, footwear designer. GCSE in Textiles can lead to any creative degree or further education study.

 

Skills/competencies developed:

Researching, reflecting on research, creative designing, designing for a client, mood board/inspiration gathering, design suitability skills, practical sewing skills, printing, computer aided design, photoshop, technical skills (seams, zip insertion etc), manufacturing specifications, developing ideas, testing fabrics, production plans, making of whole garment and adapting ideas, evaluations and testing of product.

 

Content:

 

Pre Controlled Assessment Print Project- September to March/April

Design and make a printed top based on tropical/ architecture/abstract art/reflections/Aztec/African inspirations using hand and CAD printing techniques. Produce portfolio of supporting work which investigates fabric testing, theory aspects, production techniques, samples and designing for a client.

 

Unit 1: 40% 2 hr Theory exam

Discreet theory lessons are run during the first project, then theory is integrated into the course throughout the controlled assessment as it is required for the CA portfolio pages. The content of the theory can be classified as these major groups: Fabrics and fibres, finishing processes, dyeing and printing, components, decorations, design and market influences, social moral cultural issues, environmental and ethical issues, health and safety, production techniques, production planning, quality assurance, computer aided design, computer aided manufacture.

 

Unit 2: 60% Controlled Assessment (20 page portfolio and a final make)

April to the following Easter

20 portfolio pages are created by students to fulfil the specification, these include investigating the design context, development of design proposals, recording making and testing and evaluation.