Design & Technology: Fashion & Textiles at KS5

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Course ID
OCR H405
Faculty
Design & Technology
Department
Food & Textiles
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
C. Chandler, C. Roncarati
Head of Department
J. Budden

This exciting course allows students to build upon skills learnt at KS4 in D&T GCSE.

It has a common core with D&T: Product Design and Design Engineering which includes: identifying requirements, learning from existing products and practices, implications of wider issues, design thinking and communication, material considerations and technical understanding, manufacturing processes and techniques, viability of design solutions and health and safety. Students will develop and learn knowledge and skills through small projects, theory lessons, product analysis and they will undertake an NEA (coursework) which will last approximately a year and will involve students researching a problem and designing and making a solution for it.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1

Designers and design movements theory.
Focussed making task – bum bag.
Theory of materials and manufacturing.

Mini projects
Autumn 2

Pattern manipulation and theory – top.
History of fashion.
Drawing and designing skills including CAD.

Mini projects
Spring 1

Theory of materials and manufacturing to create structure.
Tea light lamp shade project – designing through modelling.

Mini projects
Spring 2

Start NEA (coursework). Includes identifying possible problem areas, primary user’s and stakeholders.
Theory of materials and manufacturing.

NEA
Mini tests

Summer 1 NEA (coursework). Includes relevant primary and secondary research, key requirements and initial thoughts.

NEA
Mini tests

Summer 2

NEA (coursework). Includes relevant primary and secondary research, key requirements, initial thoughts and development.
Exam prep.

NEA
Mock exam

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1

NEA (coursework). Development of design work and modelling.
Theory through product analysis.

NEA

Autumn 2

NEA (coursework). Final development model made, final design / technical specification produced. Plan for making.
Exam preparation – analysing questions.

NEA
Spring 1

NEA (coursework). Making of final outcome.
Testing and evaluating final product. Modifications and marketing suggested.

NEA
‘A’ Level mock exam

Spring 2

NEA (coursework). Complete all work. Improvements made.
Recap and review theory work covered over the course.

NEA
Summer 1 Exam preparation through questions and product analysis  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra

YouTube (How It’s Made); Technology Student.

OCR Design & Technology for AS/A Level; My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A Level Design & Technology: Product Design 

The V&A; Textiles Museum; Design Museum; any technological events e.g. The Big Bang.

Lunchtime and after school clubs that support classwork. CAD support at lunchtimes and after school.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
YouTube (How It’s Made); Technology Student.

OCR Design & Technology for AS/A Level (Hodder); Essential Maths Skills for AS/A Level Design & Technology (Hodder).

The V&A; Textiles Museum; Design Museum; any technological events e.g. The Big Bang; The Repair Shop (BBC 1 and 2).

Lunchtime and after school clubs that support classwork. CAD support at lunchtimes and after school.

 

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