Our Textiles curriculum encourages pupils to adopt an adventurous, enquiring and risk taking approach to Textiles Design. It involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials such as fibres, yarns and fabrics, along with processes such as weaving, knitting, stitching, bonding, felting and printing to create a wide range of designs and products. Pupils will learn how textile designers work in multi-disciplinary ways to create ideas, materials and techniques for different applications.
Pupils will become designer makers and creatively and practically develop a broad range of skills associated with the design and making process, including:
- Developing creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and making textiles images, artefacts and products
- Becoming confident in taking risks and learning from experiences when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques
- Developing critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical and expressive skills.
|Year 7||Year 8|
|Project – ‘Day of the Dead’ textiles ornament/cushion
|Project – Developing culture-based wall art
Key Stage 4 Option Choice: GCSE Art and Design (Textile Design)
|Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification (GCSE Art & Design – Textile Design): AQA GCSE Textile Design (8204)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.