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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 carry out two practical activities, these include the production of a Pencil Pouch and a Gingerbread Bookmark.

Students will carry out research skills, be able to develop their design ideas and sketch ideas using pencil crayons. They will annotate their design ideas and have the opportunity to use small equipment and sewing machine to produce quality products.

Students will look at the properties of some textiles materials and be able to select the most appropriate for a given task. They will also experience using CAD/CAM to create products.

Students will be able to evaluate their products and suggest improvements.

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.

Each topic will include independent research, a design and evaluation of their textiles product.

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.

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Year 8 Textiles Technology

Term

Topic /  Key Enquiry questions

Type of Assessment

On rotation once per year

Students carry out two practical activities, these include the production of a Wall card holder and a Bag tag.

Students will carry out research skills, investigate different ways of adding decoration to the product.

Students will research properties of different materials and how to select the most appropriate materials for the product.

Student will look at where a range of textiles come from and how they are manufactured.

Students will look at a variety of finishes for their products, E.g. Tie Dye and ‘Scotch guard’.

Students will be able to evaluate their products and suggest improvements.

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.

Each topic will include independent research, a design and evaluation of their textiles product.

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.

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Year 9 Textiles Technology

Term

Topic /  Key Enquiry questions

Type of Assessment

On rotation once per year

Students carry out practical activities, these include the production of a Planner Pouch.

Students will carry out independent research and look at existing products that are available.

Students to understand the importance of accurate measurement of raw materials in preparation for the practical skills.

Students will continue to develop their design skills and sketching abilities in preparation for KS4 Design & Technology.

Students will look at what ‘Smart’ materials are and the idea of ‘Fair Trade’

Students will look at the properties of several different materials and how these materials should be used for the correct selection of materials for a product.

Students will be able to evaluate in detail and be able to change design ideas in light of feedback given.

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.

Each topic will include independent research, a design and evaluation of their textiles product.

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?

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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 practical projects 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.

 

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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