Autumn 1: Base line assessment followed by work on health and safety in the textiles room. Learning to use the sewing machine basics. General skill and confidence building.
Autumn 2: Designing and making a draw string bag with an appliqué decoration. Writing a plan of making and evaluating the finished product.
Spring 1: Introduction to fabric printing. Printing own design onto fabric which is then made into a simple product. This is usually a phone or iPod case. Extension work might include using the computerised sewing machine or making a cushion.
Spring 2: Repeat with alternative groups
Summer 1: Repeat with alternative groups
Summer 2: Repeat with alternative groups
Y9 Options Group
Autumn 1: Joining and finishing techniques followed by a short project to quilt and stitch a small purse.
Autumn 2: Sustainable textiles - reusing fabric to make a patchwork product.
Spring 1: Printing processes: a series of taster sessions including stencil printing, screen printing, tie dye, batik and digital processes.
Spring 2: Decorative and stitch techniques including appliqué, free needle embroidery and various bonding techniques.
Summer 1: Designing skills including creating a mood board and drawing methods. This unit links with a local competition organised by a local fashion college.
Summer 2: Modelling and prototyping. Using students’ own measurements to draft a pattern for a skirt which is then made up as a sample or toile. Students may then make up the pattern in their own fabric.
The first two terms focus on covering the theory side of the subject as 40% of the final mark comes from sitting a theory paper.
Autumn 1: Materials and components
Autumn 2: Industrial and commercial processes; analysing products.
Spring 1: ICT in the textiles industry
Spring 2: Sustainability and ethical issues
Summer 1: Students spend 16 hours in lesson time to make a textiles product of their own choice. Students should choose to make a product which they can make with little input for the teacher and use the skills learnt earlier in the curriculum.
Summer 2: The product is completed and time is devoted to evaluations and writing up a making plan.
Autumn 1: Writing a design brief, research into the design brief; writing a design specification
Autumn 2: Creating several design ideas based on the design specification; mock exam and feedback.
Spring 1: Developing ideas and evaluating them
Spring 2: Developing and drawing the final design
Summer 1: Preparation for the examination.
A more detailed version of the curriculum, week by week, is available for parents and students on our VLE under D&T/Textiles, search for the year group.
Names and contact details of staff:
Mrs C Williams, Head of Vocational Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs M Curtis, Teacher of Textiles email@example.com