Key Stage 3 Textiles

Textiles Technology is studied within Design & Technology.  It is a creative subject in which pupils are encouraged to think independently by designing exciting, functional and individual products to be used by specific target markets or purposes.

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have - Maya Angelou

Course description

Textile Technology at Key Stage 3 is delivered through differentiated design briefs, which conform to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study.

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Textiles Technology is studied within Design & Technology. It is a creative subject in which pupils are encouraged to think independently by designing exciting, functional and individual products.

At Key Stage 3 Year 7 pupils will be taught how to thread-up and operate a sewing machine correctly and safely. They complete a wide range of focussed practical tasks and produce a tablet or book cover inspired by abstract art. The emphasis of this project is to develop their understanding of decorative techniques, modern and smart materials. In year 8 pupils produce a soft toy developing hand and machine skills.  Pupils have full access to a range of current CAD/CAM resources such as a sublimation printer, heat press and CAD embroidery machines.

Assessments

Pupils are continually assessed throughout the course with a particular emphasis on designing, making and evaluating.

Ways to help my child succeed

Your child will be set homework fortnightly. It would be helpful if your child has access to the internet for research purposes, however lunchtime clubs are on offer to provide opportunities for pupils to complete homework and gain extra support.

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