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Fashion and Textiles
LEVEL: Intermediate 1 and 2
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
This is a practical fabric course covering all aspects of Textiles, The Science of Textiles, The Design Process and Specialist Craft Skills.  The course offers pupils the same experiences as the professionals working in all sectors of the industry.
 
How the Course Works (This course has a higher value than Standard Grade)
The course is made up of units, which are given a credit rating. A total of 3 credits make up the full course.
The units studied at Int 1 are
 
Fashion Technology                           
1 credit
40 hrs study
Fashion Design                                
1 credit
40 hrs study
Practical Fabric Skills                      
1 credit
40 hrs study
 
WHAT YOU WILL MANUFACTURE DURING THIRD YEAR
 
velvet folder cover,   beach bag,   pyjama trousers, summer top,   dressing gown, beaded T shirt,   hot water bottle cover
 
The units studied at Int 2 are 
Management of practical activities
1 credit
40 hours study
Fashion development
1 credit
40 hours study
Consumer studies
1 credit
40 hours study
 
Pupils will have the opportunity to design and manufacture various garments of choice to present in an end of course fashion show 
 
ASSESSMENT AND HOMEWORK
 
A variety of assessment techniques are used for assessment e.g. practical exercises under exam conditions, Project work, Technological Folio.
 
Due to the practical nature of the subject attendance is of the utmost importance.
 
Homework will be an integral part of the course to expand knowledge and research skills; regular activities will be issued and monitored.
 
COURSES AVAILABLE IN S5 AND S6
 
For students who enjoy the design process, textile properties and manufacture and the implications of social trends, further study of Fashion and Textile Technology at Higher would be exciting.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
 
As well as being another higher accepted for university, students wishing to enter disciplines in, textile science, fashion promotion, fashion design, teaching, garment development, marketing and advertising, will find that there are many degree opportunities available to them.