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Textiles tECHNOLOGY

Textiles Technology at B.G.G.S combines prior learning from other subject areas, such as Maths and Science, with DT skills, knowledge & understanding to enable students to create quality products. Students will have the opportunity to analyse and evaluate existing product and review their own work critically.

As always at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, the emphasis is on preparing students for real life.  Studying Textiles Technology ensures that students will understand the design process and how new innovations and technologies can shape our future world.

Assessment

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 Year 7 Textiles Technology

Term

Topic /  Key Enquiry questions

Type of Assessment

On rotation once per year

Students complete two projects, including a theory based "Information to Textiles" and a practical project where they design and make a soft toy.

Students will find out about the different sources of fibres and the processes for turning fibres into yarn and fabric.  They also explore different techniques for joining fabrics, including hand and machine sewing skills.

Students will follow the design process of researching, designing, making and evaluating a product for their soft toy project. This will provide the opportunity to put the theory that they have learned into practice.

Students will complete an extended independent homework project researching traditional and cultural dress.

End of half term assessment to include:

Written assessment paper in text conditions to check pupils' learning.

Marking of their design booklets and their design ideas, these will be given a level.

Students will be given guidance and feedback on their practical skills when carrying out practical work.

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Watch the ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ on BBC or YouTube.

Encourage students to take up hobbies such as Needlecraft or knitting.

Students are given the opportunity to take part in the "Technology Tuesday" Club.

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Year 8 Textiles Technology

Term

Topic /  Key Enquiry questions

Type of Assessment

On rotation once per year

Students will complete two projects in Textiles.  The first will be a design and make project where they will extend their understanding of the design process from Year 7.

They will research, design, make and evaluate a wall hanging with pockets.  Students will continues to develop their hand and machine sewing skills, learning a range of new embroidery techniques as well as having the opportunity to dye their fabric.

Their second project will focus on environmental factors within DT.  Pupils will explore the "6 Rs" and consider sustainability in Textiles as both a designer and a consumer.

End of half term assessment to include:

Marking of their design booklets and their design ideas, these will be given a level.

Students will be given guidance and feedback on their practical skills when carrying out practical work.

Written assessment paper in text conditions to check pupils' learning.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Practise their drawing skills at home, using a variety of pencils and coloured crayons, these skills will be needed when creating design ideas.

Students are given the opportunity to take part in the "Technology Tuesday" Club.

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Year 9 Textiles Technology

Term

Topic /  Key Enquiry questions

Type of Assessment

On rotation once per year

Students carryout two projects in Year 9 in line with the requirements of GCSE DT.

The first project builds on their understanding of the design process and is presented in the format of a mini-NEA, (Non Examined Assessment or coursework project).  They will carry out a range of research tasks and learn how to write a design specification before developing their design ideas for a drawstring bag.  They will continue to improve their hand and machine sewing skills and will be introduced to the overlocker to create a professional quality product which they will evaluate.

Students will also get a taste of the GCSE content when they complete a unit on Designing Principles.  This will help inform their decisions should they wish to opt for GCSE DT with a Textiles Material focus in Year 10.

End of half term assessment to include:

Marking of design booklets and their design ideas, these will be given a level.

Students will be given guidance and feedback on their practical skills when carrying out practical work.

End of unit written assessment in test conditions.

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Investigate some famous Designers. What are they famous for? Students can analyse and evaluate their work which can inform their own designing.

Investigate some famous companies. What impact are they having on the way society uses their products?

Students are given the opportunity to take part in the "Technology Tuesday" Club.

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How we assess the impact of what your child is taught:

Design Technology

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed

KS3

Once every 3 weeks due to number of lessons per fortnight. Levels will be awarded at end of the unit of work. Verbal teacher-feedback. Teachers will use red pen.

KS4

Reviewed every 3 weeks, depending on practical activity taking place at the time marking could be once per month. Grades will be awarded upon completion of the piece of work. Verbal teacher-feedback. Teachers will use red pen.

KS5

N/A

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Classroom notes and designs will receive teacher comments. Due to practical nature of subject, often verbal feedback is given, stamps are used in booklets to indicate if verbal feedback has been given.

KS4

Teachers will comment on classroom notes and give verbal feedback on assessments. Often Post It Notes are attached to practical work to provide feedback. Controlled assessment in some areas cannot be marked formally as work progresses due to exam board regulations.

KS5

N/A

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3/KS4/KS5

Students will read and respond to comments made in books in green pen. In RM students have levels within booklet to enable students to review levels and reflect how they can make improvements. Where Post It Notes are used, these can be transferred to booklets and their response is written in green pen.

How will Homework be marked/

monitored/

graded?

KS3

Homework is often part of practical booklet and marked as described above.

KS4

Revision workbooks are produced for homework and these are marked when needed. Some of the homework can be marked by stickers if work is practical.

KS5

N/A

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

KS3 – students are given one practical and one theory project to complete each term; at the end of the unit of work students are given a formal level. Each subject area has a variety of differing projects they offer.  Practical projects will be marking in the areas of; Research, Design, Practical and Evaluation.  Theory will be assessed by a written internal exam.

 KS4 - Lots of verbal feedback and discussion to help students enhance their creativity and therefore increase their formal assessment level, often this is coursework. Some of the formal assessments are controlled assessments. Practice essay type questions are used, and revision booklets are distributed to students on the chosen theme for that year.

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