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Curriculum Intent Statement


The intention of our curriculum is to stimulate an interest in Textiles Art and Design and an understanding of its diversity. To develop strong practical skills in a range of materials and techniques.To develop the ability  to analyse and evaluate the work of other artists and designers in verbal, visual and written form. By the end of their Textiles rotation at Key Stage 3 students will understand the concepts of Design, Development and Evaluation in Textiles and know how to implement basic Textile techniques, including using the sewing machine. By the end of KS4 and 5 they will be able to effectively develop their own ideas to create successful outcomes informed by artists and other sources.

Key Stage 3 Course Information

At Key Stage 3 Textiles is taught within the Design Technology rotation. We take a  Mastery approach to teaching, learning and assessment. In order to ensure that our students are ‘ready to progress’ to Key Stage 4 courses, we have produced a statement highlighting what students need to know, remember and be able to do to have 'mastered' the subject. It is against these that we assess. In students’ books and in their work we would expect to see evidence of revisiting concepts and content and students reflecting on their work and feedback from teachers. We would also expect to see evidence of the content and concepts students need to know - these will often be in the format of a knowledge organiser. This will be backed up with evidence of 'low stakes' testing so students can measure their own progress.

See our Curriculum map for further details on the content of the Key Stage 3 course, which includes links to knowledge organisers. 

Key Stage 4 Course Information 


Key Stage 5 Course Information