Textiles & Design

MIDDLE YEARS TEXTILES & DESIGN

We aim to develop, within our students:

  • A solid foundational knowledge of the skills of Fabric Technology and the application of these skills in a wide range of contexts.
  • An understanding of fabric properties
  • How to design and create outcomes from a variety of fabrics.

We aim to follow the technology component, Outcome Development and Evaluation so that all students can achieve this at Level 5 by the end of Y10.

Fabric Technology Year 7

Students learn to use the sewing machine to make a simple outcome, follow the Technology component, Outcome Development and Evaluation at Level 3 by creating design for an outcome and construct an outcome that is suitable for their ability with the design features applied to it. Recoveries: $ 20

Fabric Technology Year 8

Review the use of the sewing machine by creating a simple outcome, using recycled fabrics. Follow the Technology Component, Outcome Development and Evaluation at Level 3-4 by creating design features for a small roll bag. Construct a small roll bag with design features applied to it. Recoveries: $ 20

Fabric Technology Year 9

Review the use and care of the sewing machine and other textile equipment. Follow the Technology component, Outcome Development and Evaluation at Level 4-5 by designing a gear bag for a set purpose. Construct a gear bag following the planned design. Recoveries: $ 25

Textiles and Design Year 10

The Y10 course will focus on introducing inspiring ideas for project based work in textiles. This aligns itself with Design Technology at Level 5, which includes the design, produce and evaluate process’ - Outcome Development and Evaluation. Students are encouraged to focus on skills and develop their own project requirements in consultation with the teacher. The possibilities of textile project work are examined in relation to the five focus areas:

  • Apparel construction of a garment(s) following a commercial pattern.
  • Furnishing - Design and construct a floor cushion following Level 5 Technology component - Outcome Development and Evaluation.
  • Costume – Design and make a costume for a set purpose.
  • Textile arts - Explore different methods of fabric decoration, using these to decorate fabric for a garment or article.
  • Non Apparel – Either design and make a backpack suitable to take on the Y10 ski trip or make of a toy for a suitable stakeholder.
  • Students will have the opportunity to enter nationwide fashion competitions and to make costumes for the school production.

Recoveries: $ 40 (plus purchase of special fabrics for garments and toy making).

SENIOR YEARS TEXTILES & DESIGN

This course is student centered where students will adapt concepts to suit their own needs and opportunities. It focuses on developing an understanding of textiles in our daily lives. Students will learn to appreciate the significance of the global textile industry, developing an understanding of fibres and fabrics and consumer relations that result from this. It is a chance for them to be creative in the production of their designs for the outcomes they will create.

Year 11 Textiles and Design NCEA Level 1

Textiles and Design at Level 1 will involve the students doing a mix of internal and external standards. Students will have the opportunity to design their own course based on their interests’, needs and abilities. Students may choose to do the following:

  • Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity.
  • Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief.
  • Implement basic procedures using textile materials to make a specified product.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from textile materials.
  • Make basic adaptions to a pattern to enable a design to fit a person or item.
  • Demonstrate understanding of design elements.
  • There is an opportunity to create costumes for the school production.

Prerequisite: None Recoveries: $30 (plus own materials).

Year 12 Textiles and Design NCEA Level 2

Textiles and Design at Level 2 will involve the students doing a mix of internal and external standards. Students will have the opportunity to design their own course based on their interests’, needs and abilities. Students may choose to do the following:

  • Undertake brief development to address an issue.
  • Develop a conceptual design for an outcome.
  • Implement advanced procedures using textile materials to make a specified product with special features.
  • Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation in product development.
  • Make advanced adaptations to a pattern to change the structural and style features of a design.
  • Understanding sustainability in design.
  • There is an opportunity to create costumes for the school production.

Prerequisite: Creative willingness to learn Recoveries: $30 (plus own materials)

Year 13 Textiles and Design NCEA Level 3

  • Textiles and Design at this year level will involve the students doing a mix of internal and external standards at the level appropriate to their ability. Students will have the opportunity to design their own course based on their interests and abilities. Students may choose to do the following:
  • Develop designs for their fashion items.
  • Design and make costumes for the school production.
  • Organise a fashion show.
  • Create specialised products using advanced procedures.
  • Re-fashion garments into amazing creations
  • Enter design competitions.
  • Organise a trip to WOW.
  • Study and meet New Zealand designers.

Prerequisite: Have an interest in the fashion industry and in sewing. Recoveries: $40 (plus cost of materials).

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