Art & Design Textiles

Faculty of Art & Design Technology


Mrs S Gray - Subject Leader


Mrs S A Gray


Textile Design engages, motivates and challenges pupils, to explore their creativity.

Within this area of Art and Design pupils have the opportunity to use a variety of media including ICT to develop their creative skills.


Our aim is to provide a challenging and enriching experience which will allow pupils to:

  • develop their creative and practical skills
  • work confidently and independently
  • become responsible, competent, confident, creative designers able to use a range of mixed media, tools and equipment
  • analyse given problems and produce solutions using their gained knowledge, skills and understanding


KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018

Year 7

Year 7 pupils spend eight weeks in the department, and gain experience in using a variety of different materials, both in 2D and 3D. This will create a firm foundation for further development in year 8. The pupils will cover a variety of colour transfer methods; tie & dye, stencilling, paint spray, hand embroidery and CAD/CAM. These will be developed through a cultural theme.

Year 8

During year 8 pupils will build on their skills from year 7, learning to work more independently and creatively. The pupils will look at both historical and modern day costume design and they will focus on both design and techniques. Over the eight week rotation pupils will complete a series of textiles deign workshops; printing and dying, appliqué, hand embroidery and CAD/CAM.


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018

Year 9

In Year 9, pupils begin studying textile design by working on several short projects which will develop skills in a variety of disciplines which will form the groundwork for GCSE.

Year 10 and Year 11

Students will follow the AQA GCSE Textile Course and will work in the following areas:-

  • Costume/Fashion design
  • Dyed and printed textiles
  • Collage, appliqué and embroidery
  • Constructed textiles - felt making, weaving.

From this experience students can select one or more areas to develop as they produce the range of coursework needed to fulfil this subject's GCSE requirements.

Assessment: Coursework 60% Controlled Test 40%