D&T GCSE - Textiles Specialism
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Students specialising in Textiles will design and make at least one final prototype. This could be an interiors or fashion item showing a range of techniques.
During the design and making process, students will apply basic knowledge from Maths, Science, IT, Humanities and Art & Design.
50% exam and 50% design and make task. All assessment to AQA GSCE assessment criteria.
We all use textiles in our everyday lives, from the clothes that we wear, through to the technical textiles that now make up a big part of the built environment and the cars that we drive.
Textile manufacturers report that production was up 25% in the UK last year, with the industry desperate to attract more young people through apprenticeships.
Studying Textiles could lead to a wide variety of Further Education opportunities, as well as developing skills for life.