Textiles Technology

Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 2TT01
Level of qualification: Level 2

What will students learn about?

Students will learn to design and make a product for a customer, taking into account the wants and needs of the customer. They will carry out a range of market research and analyse existing products to help them to produce their designs.
Students will develop knowledge of a range of fibres and fabrics materials used for modelling and production in industry.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will develop their drawing skills and learn to present their design ideas. They will investigate alternative solutions to problems and use model making to test their ideas and then evaluate their ideas using a specification and user group feedback. They will learn a range of practical textiles techniques for decorating fabric and learn a variety of techniques for joining and fastening textiles products. They will develop an understanding of sustainability issues and the responsibility designers have to our environment.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Unit 1: Creative Design and Make Activities

Practical coursework portfolio (60%)
Examples of coursework tasks include; sports fashion, natural forms, designer dressing, child’s play and sustainability.

Unit 2: Knowledge and Understanding of Textiles Technology Examination paper (1.5hrs)

What grades can students access

A*- G 

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

Textiles Technology could lead into a wide range of jobs in the fashion and textiles industry such as designer, buyer, scientific textiles developer and illustrator. It could lead into a range of other career paths including interior design, costume design, retail, tourist and leisure industries, craft industries and teaching.

For further information please contact:

Miss. D. Walsh Assistant Head ADT: walshd@burntmill.essex.sch.uk

Mr. N. Lysons Subject Leader: lysonsn@burntmill.essex.sch.uk