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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Fashion & Textiles Year 9

The BTEC Art and Design Practice: Fashion and Textiles Award gives students the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as roles, responsibilities, creative process, art and design disciplines and approaches, materials, techniques and processes
  • development of key skills that prove aptitude in fashion and textiles practice, such as generating and visually communicating creative responses to design and make briefs
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in fashion and textiles, such as generating ideas, prototyping, development, review and refinement
  • attitudes that are considered most important in the fashion and textiles industry, including planning, organisation and communication.

This Award complements the learning in GCSE qualifications, such as the GCSE in Design and Technology, through developing and applying art and design practice skills to commercial opportunities and by enabling learners to apply knowledge and skills in a practical way through project work, such as developing ideas and creating art and design outcomes for specific audiences.

The course is made up and assessed in three components:

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Art and Design Practice

  1. Generating Ideas in Art and Design
  2. Develop Practical Skills in Art and Design
  3. Responding to a Client Brief

Components 1 and 2 are set by the school and are internally assessed.  Component 3 is set by the exam board and is externally marked and moderated.

BTEC Art and Design Practice:  Fashion and Textiles in Year 9

In Year 9 students will build on their existing textiles and design knowledge.  Students will look at the work of existing designers, and, using this as a starting point will learn to develop their own ideas.

Students will learn the basic skills of fashion drawing looking at proportion, body size and will experiment with different ways of rendering their designs.  Students will look at the moral aspects of fashion design and the way the industry can impact on the mental health of the consumer.

Students will increase their practical skills by completing a range of tasks such as fabric decoration and embellishment; using an existing jumper to create a “Christmas Jumper” to be worn on Christmas Jumper day; creating a large cushion using appliqué to create a design based on a given theme; using a pattern and following instructions to make a skirt.