Learning
Textiles

Learning Area: Technology 

Subject Description 

In Year 10 Textiles students undertake the Investigation and Design process to enable them to successfully produce their product. Students are required to write a design brief, research extensively for the design options and justify why the design was chosen.

Students produce a rrange of products after completing the in depth tasks for investigating and designing.

In the Evaluation phase students reflect on the quality of their work, what they found easy or challenging and how they can improve. Included in the evaluation is the cost of production, processes used, equipment needed and samples of materials used. 

Areas of Study

Textiles II

  • Development of Design Briefs  
  • Production tasks  
  • Folio – completion of written tasks  
  • Investigation/research
     

Textiles III  

  • Development of Design Briefs  
  • Production tasks  
  • Folio – completion of written tasks  
  • Investigation/research       

VELS Dimension 

Investigating and Designing

Students implement design briefs by accommodating considerations and constraints by planning an achievable and logical sequence of the production stages. Students incorporate variable factors such as time, cost, equipment, and availability of resources into their design to meet the requirements of the brief. 

Producing

Students are required to complete a broad range of production processes accurately and safely. Student’s practical skills are monitored through application of knowledge, incorporating safety, hygiene, team work, decision-making, design modifications, selection of materials, as well as their ability to operate complex tools, equipment and machines safely and correctly.      

Analysing and Evaluating 

At Level 6 students use evaluation criteria to critically analyse processes, materials/ingredients, and equipment used to meet the design brief. Students are to suggest suitable alternatives that may lead to an improved result. Their conclusions centre on the purpose for which the product was designed, incorporating social, cultural, legal, and environmental impacts of their designs. Students are encouraged to justify design modifications through product comparison and testing. 

Assessment 

Textiles II  

  • Pin cushion  
  • Home Décor task  
  • Clothing Product  
  • Folio  
  • Semester Examination
     

Textiles III  

  • Quilt Folio  
  • Quilt Production  
  • Revision exercises/tests  
  • Semester Examination