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Textile Design

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Introduction

At KS3 our curriculum has been devised to sequentially teach the students the necessary skills to allow success at ks4 and beyond. All projects within the Creative Faculty have a basis in drawing from observation, we then build upon this essential skill by introducing a wide range of techniques to both stimulate the students and prepare them for future endeavours. Within Textiles we cover skills such as hand stitching, embroidery techniques, machine sewing, felting, 3-D textiles, dying and printed textile design. Our projects are linked to IAG and within them we incorporate SMSC.

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KS3

Year 7

Theme: Events.

Pupils are introduced to the idea of working to a theme as will be expected of them at KS4 and beyond. Year 7 will undertake two main projects during the year which are subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The first is linked to the event of reading and the pupils learn how to sew onto plastic canvas to produce intricately patterned bookmarks. Pupils begin by investigating the patterns from Navajo culture using these as inspiration to produce their own drawn designs. Students are taught a variety of hand-sewn stitches which they practise on fabric before beginning work on the bookmark.

 The second project is based upon the event of eating and introduces students to more complex techniques, teaching them how to create three-dimensional forms in textiles. The students begin with observational drawings of cakes and biscuits which they then transfer onto fabric. The transferred images are embellished using felt tips and water or inks and then sewn into to refine the detailing. Pupils then work on their final product, a pincushion fashioned as a decorative cake.

 

Year 8

 Theme: Layers

Year 8 will undertake two main projects during the year which are subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The first looks at the South American celebration of the Day of the Dead for inspiration. Pupils will start with observational drawings of the human skull before using templates of the skull to draw their own designs onto. Pupils revisit prior knowledge of embroidery stitches and are introduced to new more complex techniques. Pupils are taught the technique of applique which they practise through producing decorative fabric flowers. Pupils use their designs to produce a final product in felt of a layered, decorative, Day of the Dead keyring.

The second project extends upon their landscape project in Art and extends their knowledge of textiles by introducing weaving and felting techniques. Students start with observational drawings of elements from the landscape/natural forms. They then use second hand resources from which they will develop a woven landscape in fabric before producing a landscape inspired felted phone case.

 Year 9

Theme: Fragments

Year 9 will undertake one main project during the year which is subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The current project introduces the students to the technique of batik. The final product produced is a re-usable batik bag.  

Assessment is ongoing and based upon the work produced at each stage of the project as is the model for KS4 assessment.         

                            

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KS4

GCSE Textiles

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1TE0

Examined by

Two folders are created throughout the course, a coursework folder and an examination folder. The coursework folder is developed throughout year 10 and one term of year 11 and constitutes 60% of the overall grade. The examination folder is started in the Spring term of year 11 and follows a theme given by the examination board, the folder constitutes 40% of the final grade and culminates in a practical examination sat over a period of ten hours. Both folders contain investigation of the artwork by established artists and artwork produced by the student. Students must also produce written work exploring the theme, analysing artwork and explaining their personal response to the project.

Key topics taught

  • Drawing from first hand and second hand sources using a range of mark making techniques.
  • Experimentation with a range of materials and techniques.
  • Development of textiles skills with an emphasis upon use of materials with the aim of producing large pieces of work to a high standard.
  • The study of key themes in Art, for example, portraiture and landscape and exploring these themes within the contexts of culture, history and contemporary practice.

Assessment Objective 1 is concerned with developing student's awareness of Critical and Contextual studies. A range of established Artists and contemporary artists are studied throughout the two year course. Work is produced visually with supporting text.

Assessment Objective 2 is concerned with developing student's understanding about ideas and the uses of different materials. They are encouraged to use a wide variety of materials with confidence.

Assessment Objective 3 is concerned with developing students recording skills. We encourage all students to record from a range of experiences.

Assessment Objective 4 is concerned with final outcome.

It is taught in a recently refurbished room that has been custom designed in order to make all types of textiles possible. If you choose to study this option you will be given the opportunity to study a range of techniques which include felt making, batik, screen printing, machine embroidery and weaving.

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Support

KS4 support lessons take place throughout the week

Extra sessions for Year 10 students take place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Extra sessions for Year 11 students take place after school on Mondays and Fridays