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Fashion & Textiles

Teacher of Fashion & Textiles
Mrs Z J Thomas

GCSE Design Technology:  Fashion and Textile Technology             

A course in Fashion and Textile Technology offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for candidates to solve real problems by designing and making products using fabric.

Students who complete this course and wish to continue their education have a choice between studying GCSE or Level 3 courses.

The course consists of:

Unit 1:  Textiles. Written paper. (50%) 2 hours duration.
This will be taken at the end of Year 11.
Four compulsory questions related to the world of Design and Technology and focus area specific.  Four compulsory questions based on the specification content.

Unit 2: Textiles. Task. (50%)
Controlled Assessment.  This will be completed in Year 11.

Part A
Carry out an analysis of the problem, write a design specification, generate a range of ideas, develop a solution and produce the details of the final solution.

Part B
Plan the making process, carry out the making and evaluate project.


The course gives a unique opportunity for students to explore, the world of fashion, current fashion designers, trends on the high street as well as developing their own creative and practical skills through drawings, sketches and practical tasks such as making accessories and clothes.  We encourage the development of ideas and research through the use of sketches, ICT on A3 sheets.

There will also be opportunities to visit a Fashion Event in London as well as visits to local college fashion shows and fabric retailers.  We also encourage speakers who work within the fashion  industry into school.

This a creative, exciting and innovative course and who’s to say it won’t inspire the next Stella McCartney or Julien MacDonald.