Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Tel: 01803 842289



Head of Department: Mrs M Harris

Department team member:

  • Mrs J Green

Textiles is a popular subject within the school and the Textile  room is always alive with activity and buzzing with students – at lunchtimes as well as during lessons. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own outcomes. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture and creativity of society. 

Our curriculum at Churston: 

Challenges all students to be the best that they can become.

•Provide students with core knowledge required to be successful.

•Develops students who are resilient: creative, reflective and lifelong learners.

•Is coherent and draws links between cross curricular themes.

•Provides learning that accelerates our students’ understanding of the world around them.

•Equips our students with ambition and aspirations so that they become happy and successful members of society.

•Enables students have a range of qualifications that facilitate their next steps in their education and career.

What we do

Students study Textiles through two project themes. Each theme lasts ten weeks and is part of the Design Technology rotation in Years 7&8. They are given the opportunity to acquire transferable skills and encouraged to develop their visual and fine motor skills. As well as pursue their own interests within the projects, promoting personal enthusiasm and enjoyment.

  • Social Justice: Same starting point
  • Active Citizenship; Praise achievements
  • Sustainability; Recycle

Year 7

Year 8

10 Week Block

Unit 1: Introduction to Textiles (5weeks)

Learning Focus

  • Problem solving
  • Use hand-eye coordination.
  • Fine motor skills.
  • Self-assessment

Practical Work.

  • Learn how to hand sew.
  • Produce samples.
  • Organisation & presentation of work.
  • Follow instructions and identify problems as they occur.

Unit 2: Applique Cushion (5 weeks)

Learning Focus

  • Design & make
  • Research effectively and be selective.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Time management.
  • Analyse and evaluate.

Practical Work.

  • Produce a mood board.
  • To make a cushion.
  • Follow instructions
  • Problem solving.

T-Shirt Project Course Content

Learning Focus

  • Research effectively.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management.
  • Understand how to reach their desired outcome.
  • Photography skills.
  • Self assessment
  • Evaluation.
  • Organisation & presentation

Practical Work

  • To design & make a decorated t-shirt
  • Introduction of Art & Textile techniques.
  • Produce samples
  • Photography.
  • Problem solving.