KS3 Textiles

All students in Key Stage 3 have the opportunity to study Textiles. Projects change and develop regularly and are inspired by a range of themes and textile techniques. Examples of previous projects include: transfer printed cushions, constructed fascinators, mini make up bags, fashion illustration task, printed boleros, sublimation reusable book bags, painted shoes, Project Catwalk inspired portfolios and upcycling a garment.

We are very well equipped in the department and enjoy the use of two specialist textile classrooms, over 40 sewing machines, two heat presses and two sublimation printers in addition to access to a wide range of art and design materials.


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KS4 GCSE Textiles

AQA Art and Design: Textile Design

Students create a sketchbook and portfolio of work in Year 10 and 11 which allows them to experiment with a wide range of techniques and develop their skills.

Students will have the opportunity to master techniques including using Computer Aided Design, sublimation, screen printing, transfer inks, hand painting and stencilling. Constructed textiles such as felting, knitting, weaving, wrapping and free machine embroidery and creative applique are also taught. We introduce the students to a wide range of techniques in their coursework to ensure that they have the confidence to choose their own individual textiles direction in preparation for their practical exam in Year 11. Trips have included V& A Museum, Brighton Pavilion and New Designer’s exhibition in London.

Coursework 60%

Exam (practical) 40%

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KS5 A Level Textiles

AQA Art and Design: Textile Design

Textiles A Level is incredibly popular in the 6th form, with a large number of external students joining existing students in choosing Simon Langton for their textiles studies. Mini projects at the start of Year 12 ensure that all students have the opportunity to develop their own skills through a wide range of printed, stitched and constructed textile techniques.

The personal investigation project allows students to independently research and study artists, an area of fashion or a theme or concept that interests them and produce reflective practical work based on this. Trip have included The Knitting and Stitching Show and The Clothes Show. Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through volunteering to become a 6th form technician and to run the yearly Fashion Show to exhibit all student’s work.

Coursework (personal investigation) 60%

Exam (practical) 40%

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