Key Stage 4 Textiles

Years 9 & 10

This is a highly practical course with a strong emphasis on creativity.
Students learn a variety of textile techniques including:
• appliqué,
• batik,
• felt-making,
• screen printing,
• silk painting and
• fashion design

ICT is embedded in all our projects through the use of computer aided design.
We hold a Fashion Show every year to share the amazing talent of our young designers.
The Textile GCSE is made up of two elements, portfolio work and the final exam.
The portfolio work will be created in year 10 and the first term of year 11. You will work on 1 projects in this time and at the end of year 9 you will create portfolio sheets and submit this for marking. The portfolio mark will account for 60% of your final grade.

The exam will be 10 hours, spread over 2 days and sat at the end of year 9. You will have from the beginning of January to prepare for the exam and complete all your preparation work in your sketchbook. You will be given a range of themes/ briefs by the exam board and you will have to select and investigate one of these for your exam work.

Year 10

Over the course of year 10 you will be working you major project.
You will begin with a mini project based on Experimental Fruit. During this project you will explore weaving, applique, hand embroidery, batik, silk painting, poly block printing, photography manipulation using the computer
The next project will be based on Alice in Wonderland. During this project you will explore fabric painting, reverse applique and free hand embroidery on the sewing machine.
The last project in year 10 will be Decorative Fashion. During this project you will explore texafoil, beading, hand embroidery as well as a number of different techniques which have been sampled in previous projects.
All projects will give provide opportunities to work in a range of different media, including; oil pastels, coloured pencils, water colour paint, pencil drawing, pen and ink, chalk and charcoal, mixed media and collage.

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