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Textile Design

Welcome to Textile Design!


Textiles is taught within the Design & Technology department at Key Stage 3. Here the emphasis is on learning making skills in order to produce artifacts of a high standard.

At Key Stage 4 students who opt to take Textiles will study within the Art & Design Department. This is to ensure that any wishing to pursue a career in the Textiles or Fashion industry will have the necessary background to study at post 16.

Designing is a key element in both disciplines and students are expected to research work by artists and designers in order to produce unique designs. At all times students are encouraged to produce products that are fit for purpose.

Current projects include:

Year 7

Drawstring Bag - Calico with Miss Kozera.

Year 8

Stationery Set - Paper printed design and pencil case with Miss Kozera.

Year 9

Novelty Apron with Pocket - Variety of fabrics and haberdashery with Miss Kozera.


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GCSE Textile Design

Activities & Events

The Annual Trip to The Clothes Show

Every December the Textiles Department organises a visit to the Clothes Show in the Birmingham NEC. Students from Year 9 considering opting for Textiles or Art & Design, together with GCSE students from those subjects are invited to go.

Approximately fifty students and staff set off bright and early to try to miss the morning traffic. The highlight of the day is the Catwalk Show.

Students studying Textiles have the opportunity to attend educational seminars and take part in workshops.

There are always plenty of bargains for those wishing to purchase early Christmas presents.

Other visits taking part during the year include:

  • The Tate Gallery, Liverpool
  • Textile Workshop trips to Runshaw College and Newman College