Textile Design

WHY STUDY TEXTILE DESIGN?

The new GCSE in Textile Design is an exciting new GCSE subject being offered this year. This GCSE provides additional freedom and opportunities for students to work within a wide range of fabric materials. The textile design work will require strong creative and practical skills including free hand drawing and making skills along with some computer aided design and manufacturing skills. Written work will mainly be completed and presented on computer based formats.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Non-exam assessment
(35 hours)

Students complete this work in school over two terms in Year 11.  Students set their own design brief.

  • Research and investigation 15%
  • Design and development 15%
  • Analyse and evaluate 15%
  • Making and practical skills 15%

60% of GCSE undertaken in Year 11

Set task
(10 hours) presentation time.

Students present this work in school over two full days in Year 11 and have a choice from five set briefs which students can research, practise and prepare for well in advance of the set task.

  • Research and investigation 10%
  • Design and development 10%
  • Analyse and evaluate 10%
  • Making and practical skills 10%

40% of GCSE undertaken in Year 11

WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD I CONSIDER?

This course is aimed at and suited to students who are considering following careers in areas such as Fashion Design, Costume Design, Jewelry Design, Interior Design and any other career that requires designing and making using textiles and associated materials.

The GCSE in Textile Design is completely coursework based with no written examination and will therefore require students to be fully committed to the time and effort required to produce high quality design and practical work throughout the GCSE course.

For further details of these courses see Mrs Pretty, Teacher of Design and Technology.

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