The GCSE in Textiles will enable you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of materials covered in Key Stage 3. It enables students to explore how textiles are used in our daily lives, and develops their understanding of the importance of traditional and modern textiles in the 21st century.
Studying Textiles encourages students to become independent learners with valuable transferable skills. There is much scope for students to develop their creativity and own areas of interest in the area of textiles.
GCSE Textiles is a practical based subject which requires students to apply their knowledge and understanding of how fashion garments, textile products and furnishings are developed, planned, produced and evaluated. Traditional textile techniques will be studied and applied to the project coursework, for example: quilting, resist dying, printing, fabric painting, appliqués, machine and hand stitching.
The course is closely linked to industrial practices and processes and students are encouraged to be creative, innovative and imaginative.
What can you do with this qualification?
Upon successful completion of the GCSE in Textiles, students may choose to attend further education – with a view to completing a National Diploma in Fashion Studies or Textiles, or other design related courses. Potential career opportunities involving textiles include retail, fashion and photography.