Textiles Technology

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Welcome to the Design & Technology department where your child will study GCSE Design Technology (Textiles specialism).   VCERT craft is a course that consist of 2 units . Students will produce a portfolio of evidence.  This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in craft such as wood crafts, textiles and garment making.
Type of course:   GCSE
How is the course assessed?
1 Non-Assessment Exam TASK = 50%
1 Written examination (2 hour) worth 50% of course
What topics/ units will I study?
Skills Project - Term 1
NEA Task
Exam preparation
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
Someone who can work independently. They need to be able to communicate their ideas. They need to enjoy practical activities and be good problem solvers. They need to be resilient and have perseverance.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
Design practical activities, Visit to the clothes show live, art galleries.
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
DT – A levels including design courses - Fashion Design, product design, textiles design , Art and design courses.
How will this course help you to get a job?
Employers like applicants who can problem solve, work independently and be creative.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mrs Edwards in Technology.
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
Students enjoy the practical element of this course and make a huge range of original products. Students really enjoy the creative and practical element of this course and love making their own designs.
Christina To, "I like D&T because it's different from my other subjects and it’s creative. I love making things.”