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On this course you will develop practical skills and textile construction techniques to make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality. You will also develop an understanding of textile properties, characteristics and technologies, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion/textile choice.

The course also enables you to develop important skills, attitudes and attributes related to fashion and textiles that are transferable to other contexts including problem-solving skills and communication skills.

It may also contribute towards the development of numeracy skills through the measurement of textiles and the timing of production.

The course assessment has three components totalling 145 marks:

  • Component 1: question paper – worth 45 marks
  • Component 2: assignment – worth 60 marks
  • Component 3: practical activity – worth 40 marks.

The assignment and practical activity components are interrelated and assessed as one task. You will be asked to design, plan, make and evaluate a fashion/textile item in response to a brief. This has three stages: design and plan (assignment), making the complex fashion/textile item (practical activity) and evaluation (assignment).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment. The course assessment is graded A-D.

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