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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY AS/A2

Mission Statement

"Always keep your eyes open, keep watching because you never know what could inspire you." -Grace Coddington

Textiles technology enables students to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products through textile materials.  Students will develop skills in both constructing products and surface decoration for example, printing, dying, embroidery, fabric manipulation to name but a few of the techniques to be explored. As well as discovering fashion trends, influential designers and design movements, an awareness of the environmental, social and economic implications of design will be explored.  The industrial and commercial relevance of textiles products in our society is also considered.

At A-level, the GCE course is 50% coursework and 50% examined unit over the AS/A2 years.

The course is taught and assessed through a range of activities covering 3 main areas of study:

  • Materials, Components and Application

  • Design and Market Influences

  • Processes and Manufacture

Courses Offered & Unit Work

AS-A2 Design & Technology: Textiles Technology (AQA)

Unit Work

Preparing for Sixth Form

Department Highlights

When opportunities arises we entre students for competitions for example Young Rotary Engineer of the Year

Yr12 students visit New Designers in London and other relevant exhibitions.

Staff Contact List

Mrs D Murphy (Head of Faculty)

dmurphy@dchs-alnwick.org

Miss J Kidd