Textiles

 

 

 

Year 12 – 2016/2017

Course title: AS Textiles Technology Exam board: AQA Specification code: TEXT1         TEXT2
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 50% of AS qualification
Exam = 50%  of AS qualification Students produce coursework that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products.
Students produce coursework in every lesson throughout the year up until the final deadline at the end of Term 4. A minimum of one lesson per week is spent on exam preparation/ theory work.
Half term Key Content
1 (7 weeks)                                                            Coursework production:

  • Students will explore and research into a personal design brief.
  • Students will have the opportunity to study and work with a variety of textile materials to enable them to understand the working characteristics, physical properties, cost and availability which influence the choice of materials in design situations.
  • Students will research existing products and through critical appraisal of specified products, they should understand how materials and components are worked to become parts of a design realisation, initially as toiles, prototypes or models.
  • Students will research customer groups which will influence their approach to designing and making quality products that meet specific needs of identified users.

17th October data Year 12 collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Coursework production:

  • Students have to analyse research that has been gathered to produce a product specification.
  • Students will be able to communicate the detail and form of products, so that they may be manufactured They should be able to identify and use appropriate means to communicate ideas, eg presentation boards, fashion illustration, interior sketches, swatches, colour ways
  • Students will have knowledge of a variety of components and their appropriateness for a range of products in relation to the end-user, fabric and design considerations.
  • Fabric preparation, lay planning, marking and cutting out, methods of joining, shaping, finishing of edges, selection of construction techniques appropriate to the fabric being used and the product being made
3 (7 weeks) Coursework production:

  • Students must present ideas that are workable, realistic and detailed and which fully address the design criteria.
  • Students must produce ideas that demonstrate a detailed understanding of materials, processes and techniques.
  • Students produce a final design proposal that is significantly different and improved compared to any previous alternative design ideas.
  • Toiling is undertaken through the use of traditional materials
  • 2D CAD designs are produced it is used to test important aspects of the final design proposal.
  • The final design proposal is evaluated objectively against the design criteria in order to fully justify the design decisions taken.
  • Product manufacture will be in the finishing stages

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4 (6 weeks) Coursework production: Design & Making work, Testing

  • Students produce a detailed production plan that considers stages of production in the correct sequence, realistic time scales and deadlines for the scale of production.
  • Experience of basic testing to determine appropriate properties in relation to chosen end use and have an awareness of fabric testing undertaken in industry
  • A selection of a range of appropriate materials and processes is evaluated
  • Students must demonstrate high quality making skills and techniques in the production of their final prototype.
  • Students must show accuracy and precision when working with a variety of materials, processes and techniques.
  • High-level safety awareness is evident throughout all aspects of manufacture.
  • Students must describe and justify a range of tests carried out to check the performance or quality of the product(s) against their made product/s.
  • Students use Third-party testing (questionnaires etc.).

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

FASHION SHOW DEADLINE 1ST MARCH

5 (5 weeks) Exam Preparation
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
6 (7 weeks)              Exam Preparation, start of A2 coursework production planning

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

 

Year 13 – 2016/2017

Course title: A2 Textiles Technology Exam board: AQA Specification code: TEXT3      TEXT4
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 25% of A2 qualification

Exam = 25%  of A2 qualification

Students produce coursework that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products.
Students produce coursework in every lesson throughout the year up until the final deadline at the end of Term 4. A minimum of one lesson per week is spent on exam preparation/ theory work.

Half term   Key Content
1 (7 weeks)                                                             Coursework production:

  • Students will explore and research into a personal design brief.
  • Students will have an organised range of sources of information, including relevant practical investigations, taking into account current trends, available technologies and the needs of the client
  • Study to include some of the major developments of design throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Understanding of influences on aesthetic attitudes to style and fashion up to the present day
  • Students will have the opportunity to study and work with a variety of textile materials to enable them to understand the working characteristics, physical properties, cost and availability which influence the choice of materials in design situations.
  • Students will research existing products and through critical appraisal of specified products, they should understand how materials and components are worked to become parts of a design realisation, initially as toiles, prototypes or models.
  • Students will research customer groups which will influence their approach to designing and making quality products that meet specific needs of identified users.

17th October data Year 12     collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Coursework production:

  • Students have to analyse research that has been gathered to produce a perceptive specification.
  • Students will be able to communicate the detail and form of products, so that they may be manufactured They should be able to identify and use appropriate means to communicate ideas, eg presentation boards, fashion illustration, interior sketches, swatches, colour ways
  • Understand the need to combine materials and have outline knowledge of the main methods used.
  • Students will have knowledge of a variety of components and their appropriateness for a range of products in relation to the end-user, fabric and design considerations.
  • Fabric preparation, lay planning, marking and cutting out, methods of joining, shaping, finishing of edges, selection of construction techniques appropriate to the fabric being used and the product being made
  • Basic pattern/template drafting, including the knowledge and use of technical terms (basic block, labelling and notching, balance marks, seam allowance and ease) Principles of grading Basic adaptation to create unique individual styles
3 (7 weeks) Coursework production:

  • Students must present ideas that are workable, realistic and detailed and which fully address the design criteria.
  • Students must produce ideas that demonstrate a detailed understanding of materials, processes and techniques.
  • Students produce a final design proposal that is significantly different and improved compared to any previous alternative design ideas.
  • Toiling is undertaken through the use of traditional materials
  • Knowledge and understanding of CAD/CAM for designing and manufacturing processes, fabric production, pattern production, embroidery, garment manufacture.
  • The final design proposal is evaluated objectively against the design criteria in order to fully justify the design decisions taken.
  • Product manufacture will be in the finishing stages

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4 (6 weeks) Coursework production: Design & Making work, Testing

  • Students produce a detailed production plan that considers stages of production in the correct sequence, realistic time scales and deadlines for the scale of production.
  • Experience of basic testing to determine appropriate properties in relation to chosen end use and have an awareness of fabric testing undertaken in industry
  • A selection of a range of appropriate materials and processes is evaluated
  • Students must demonstrate high quality making skills and techniques in the production of their final prototype.
  • Students must show accuracy and precision when working with a variety of materials, processes and techniques.
  • High-level safety awareness is evident throughout all aspects of manufacture.
  • Students must describe and justify a range of tests carried out to check the performance or quality of the product(s) against their made product/s.
  • Students use Third-party testing (questionnaires etc.).

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March
FASHION SHOW DEADLINE 1ST MARCH

5 (5 weeks) Exam Preparation
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
6 (7 weeks)              Exam Preparation, start of A2 coursework production planning

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.