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Design Technology: Textiles

Design Technology Textiles is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when researching, analysing, developing ideas, planning, manufacturing products, and evaluating them. The course allows students to work in a variety of learning styles; it encourages independent and interdependent learning, the development of creativity, and independent thought. It challenges existing perceptions, and investigates and encourages the use of new ideas and materials. The course allows students to take control of their own learning, allows them to learn from their mistakes, and prepares them for the world of work.


Mrs C Wake
Joint Curriculum Leader

DT: Textiles Technology KS3

Main skills developed in Year 7: Main skills developed in Year 8:

Design Skills:

  • ​analytical
  • research
  • communication skills, to learn to use a variety of ways to present information
  • planning
  • evaluating

Making Skills:

  • ​developing a creative collage
  • developing templates
  • using a wide range of basic textile and food equipment
  • weighing and measuring
  • cutting, shaping, and combining
  • manufacturing a range of practical food and textiles products

Design Skills:

  • ​analytical
  • research skills
  • communicating skills, using a range of different techniques
  • problem solving
  • planning
  • evaluating

Making Skills:

  • using a wide range of equipment in both the food and textiles areas
  • developing patterns/templates
  • adapting and developing recipes
  • cutting, shaping, and joining
  • developing prototypes
  • manufacturing
​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in Year 7: ​​​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in Year 8:
  • Students are to bring basic equipment to each lesson.
  • Students are to have an A4 plastic page pocket folder in which to store their design work.
  • Students are to take care to organise and present their work to the best of their ability.
  • Students are to bring basic equipment to each lesson.
  • Students are to have an A4 plastic page pocket folder in which to store their design work.
  • Students are to take care to organise and present their work to the best of their ability.