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The Willink School

The Willink School

Textiles - Teacher in Charge Mrs J Dance

The Design and Technology Department teaches in mixed ability groups.  We aim to produce work that will challenge all students whilst supporting the less able.Exam boards are WJEC and Edexcel - Letters are sent to parents on how to obtain revision guides

Key Stage 3  4 lessons are taught each fortnight

The topics included are:

  • Safety
  • Basic skills in all materials
  • The design process





  • Use and care of basic materials
  • Production of a quality material

Key Stage 4 (GCSE) 

Course Outline – including curriculum time and homework time

Over the two years there will be six lessons each fortnight with two homeworks set each week. Textiles products will be designed and manufactured from a range of new and recycled fabrics.  The equipment and processes to work these fabrics will also be studied and will involve two individual investigations.  A wide range of topics will be covered including sports fashion, natural forms, morphing products, child’s play and sustainability.  Technical knowledge will be taught to support these areas of study.

The exam board used is WJEC.

Breakdown – coursework, exam percentage

The course engages in focused tasks and design projects that will increase the students’ practical skills and design capabilities.

GCSE Textiles has two units of work – controlled assessment of creative design and make activities (60%) and a written examination paper (40%). The coursework consists of two tasks.  The written paper is untiered.