DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY AS/A2
"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
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)
Miss J Kidd