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Curriculum Intent

Our aim is to provide students with a vast range of new experiences and build knowledge on machinery and techniques. We will aid students in realising and mobilising their own creativity and support them to problem-solve independently.

Our vision is to engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and be creative.

Key Stage 3

Students will be given the opportunity to

  • Produce work along the themes of Monsters, Artist Inspiration, Accidental Marks and Identity.
  • Experience and develop strong skills in how to use a sewing machine, construct clothing, produce textile art, hand embroidery, tie-dye, patchwork and many other textile techniques.
  • Create and explore ideas and designs to create final outcomes.
  • Explore other cultures, current and relevant topics in the news as well as historical events to influence and inspire their artwork.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works from traditional and contemporary artists, designers and makers.

Key Stage 4: Textiles

At GCSE students will

  • Become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques.
  • Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical understanding of artists, designers or craft people and through historical context and exploring other cultures.
  • Work from first-hand observation outside the classroom and have exposure to gallery visits.
  • Develop and refine ideas, intentions and personal outcomes with increasing independence

Our coursework topics range from Autumn, Seaside and Nautical and Emotion in Stitch. These starting points ensure students can engage with the creative process and become effective independent learners with critical, reflective and enquiring minds. Students will also complete an exam project from the exam paper topic of their choice.

Where can Textiles take me?

Become an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, stylist, personal stylist, personal shopper, home stager, teacher, tutor, lecturer, surface pattern designer, fabric technician, machinist, pattern cutter, videographer, animator, film producer/director, art editor/director, game and product designer, museum/gallery curator, fashion designer, interior designer, furniture designer, set designer, costume designer, carpenter, artist.

Textiles Curriculum & Assessment Overview