North Chadderton

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Welcome to textiles at North Chadderton School

GCSE

 

 

 

AWARDING BODY AQA
TEXTILES CURRICULUM INTENT
The study of Design and Technology curriculum allows students to become self-motivated and confident learners, who can work independently and as part of a team. We aim to ensure that learners develop wide range of new skills that will be acquired across all Design and Technology disciplines working with a range of materials and manufacturing processes. Also, incorporating knowledge of other subjects, which are valued by employers. We encourage students to be active creators of their own learning, empowering them to think outside the box to overcome obstacles, whilst working towards a design brief. We demonstrate our passion and enthusiasm for the subject through teaching new technologies and modern industrial processes, whilst retaining the best of traditional practices to allow students to be work ready.
WHY TEXTILES?

Are you passionate about designing and making? Do you enjoy problem-solving? Do you enjoy being creative whilst learning new knowledge, skills and techniques? Then this course is for you!  

Textiles is an exciting course designed to introduce students to the developing ever-changing world of design. Students will understand the functional properties of materials and processes, including timber, plastic, metals, electronics, smart and modern materials and textiles. It allows students to develop problem solving skills, communicating design ideas, practical skills and evaluating products. Students will be become more independent and be able to work to time constraints.  

Not only is this course a great life skill to have but it is a platform to develop into further courses and can lead towards a career in Fashion Design, Surface Design, Architecture, Marketing, Engineering, Interior Design, Materials Science, Medical Textiles, Fashion Communication, Graphic Design and Product design.  

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Analysis 

Research 

Drawing and design

Problem Solving

Practical skills

Independent learning 

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

Fine Art

Photography

3d Art

Science

Graphics

English Language and Literature

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Miss E Bent

Contact Details

ebent@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

50 % Coursework, 50% Examination