6th October 2019

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Do You Teach A Level Fashion & Textiles?

A level textiles

A new course date has been added for our Maximising Results in A level Fashion & Textiles on 10th February 2020 in Nottingham. The day focuses on exam technique and curriculum planning and is suitable for any exam board. Although it’s designed for the Fashion and Textiles A level some of the resources and ideas are also useful for year 11, as well as for the Product Design A level. Find out more

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  • There are some useful downloads on the Sky Ocean Rescue website that may be useful in the classroom when considering issues related to plastic. There's also a competition for 11-16 year olds that may be of interest either for D&T lessons or as part of a whole school activity 
  • This article has a summary of 5 things to think about in relation to user centred design. It might be a good starting point for ideas on getting a class thinking about users, needs & good design.
  • Interesting use for 3D printing - a glove being developed by engineers at Jaguar Land Rover to protect employees against musculoskeletal disorders when working on a production line.
  • Article that might be particularly useful for A level background reading on up to date developments in technical textiles, with textiles materials competing with the properties of materials such as metal, but with the additional bonus of being lightweight and flexible. Applications that are discussed include solar power being integrated into textiles, fire protection, medical applications, and the automotive and aerospace industries.

Product in a Tin Competition

2019 winners

Why not use our Product in a Tin competition as a module of work, homework, mock NEA or after school club? The prizes are fabulous for both the winning student and their school.  Get more information and resources to get you started. 



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