A Level Curriculum: Product Design & Fashion & Textiles

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Scroll down to see the range of A level courses we run including:

  • One day courses on Fashion & Textiles (all exam boards)
  • One day courses on Product Design (all exam boards)
  • Two day courses funded by the National STEM Learning Centre (these focus on both Product Design and Fashion and Textiles rather than just on one A level)
  • Exam technique at A level 

Not all courses we run might be listed here at the moment. The following are the courses currently available. 


#ThinkDoSUCCEED: Maximising Results in A Level Fashion & Textiles
£295

There is currently no date planned for this course. If you would like a date adding to the calendar please email julie@julieboyd.co.uk   

This course is run by Julie Boyd (this is one of our independent courses and all bookings are done by contacting Julie Boyd direct - see information below)

  • This course focuses on the new A Level Fashion & Textiles 2017 qualification and is relevant to all exam boards.
  • Although it's aimed at the new specifications much of the content will also be relevant to the legacy A level AQA qualification. A limited reference will be made to the new AS qualification from 2017 but the 2 year A level will be the main focus. 
  • The course is suitable for teachers new to teaching A level as well as more experienced teachers looking for reassurance on the A level from 2017.
  • This course doesn’t focus on any one exam board specification but looks at all exam boards from the perspective of teaching and learning. Delegates looking for detailed and specific advice on any elements of individual exam board specs are advised to attend a course run by their chosen exam board.  
  • The course will not cover any one particular theory area in depth but will look at key content as a way of illustrating points being made during the day.
  • The course includes a general introduction to the qualification with tips on how teachers might structure the course across the 2 years. 
  • There will be tips & ideas on making learning more interesting and active in order to engage students. The day will also include ideas on how to get students to work more independently and how to encourage students to ‘think like an A level student’. 
  • Strategies for exam success will be considered along with methods of embedding these across the course. Note the course will not include extensive use of exam questions when looking at exam technique but will instead focus on longer term teaching and learning strategies that help build success in this area. 
  • The main focus for the course is the written exam but there will also be a very brief introduction to the Non Exam Assessment especially with reference to the stricter controlled assessment rules. Note there will not be detailed advice on the NEA, nor advice on grades and marking because this is a new qualification so accurate information is difficult to give at this stage (this is also the case for the exam boards). 
  • A free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you
  • Note this course is not the same as others on this page but there may be similar content in some sections so check with us if you have been on a previous A level course to make sure the course meets your needs. 
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 
A level textiles


What delegates say about this course

Really enjoyed the day. I feel confident now about student led learning and it has given me many tools to help teach the specification better.

Very useful and manageable tips that I can easily include in lessons

I feel much more confident about starting to teach A level textiles. Good range of resources given. 

Useful tips for getting pupils to understand & break down exam questions.

Fab day, exceeded my expectations. There wasn’t anything that wasn’t useful, either to introduce something new or to reinforce my current practice.

Fantastic information - lots of examples of classroom strategies

Great activities to engage students - the day has been an inspiration.

Excellent range of resources & excellent organisation. I will be using the information and resources in my teaching straight away.

Valuable ideas & strategies that can be easily applied to engage students. 


How to book this course

There is currently no date planned for this course. If you would like a date adding to the calendar please email julie@julieboyd.co.uk   


An introduction to A level Fashion & Textiles 
This is a one day course
£295

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk

This course is run by Julie Boyd

  • This course focuses on the Fashion & Textiles 2017 qualifications. It does not target any one exam board and will consider key elements of all specifications.
  • The course is a general introduction to the qualifications available from 2017 in textiles. It will help delegates consider which course best suits their students as well as helping them plan and create an effective and successful course. 
  • The course will not cover any one particular theory area in depth but will look at key areas as a way of illustrating points being made during the day..
  • The course will consider both AS level and A level, although note the main focus will be the 2 year A level course.  
  • Tips on structuring a successful A level course, including adapting any resources and planning from the older AS and A level qualifications. 
  • Reference to a scheme of work will be made but delegates should note that a detailed scheme of learning will not be given out because the course targets several exam boards. Suggestions and advice on curriculum planning and organisation will be given along with supporting resources.
  • Tips & ideas on making learning more interesting and active. Note that key content from the specification will be used to illustrate these ideas but the course does not aim to cover key content in any detail and focuses on teaching and learning strategies that engage students. 
  • Encouraging ‘A  level thinking’ in students - the transition from GCSE
  • Developing good learning habits including the use of Blooms Taxonomy and thinking skills.
  • The course includes a very brief introduction to best practices in A level Non Exam Assessment. Note that this is not the main focus of the day & any content on this area will be a general overview only. There will be no exemplar folders other those from the exam board as these don’t currently exist as it is a new qualification. Advice on grades and marking will also be limited for the same reason. 
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 


To book this course: 

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk



#ThinkDoSUCCEED: Demystifying the New Product Design A Level  
£295

There is currently no date planned for this course. If you would like a date adding to the calendar please email julie@julieboyd.co.uk   

This course is run by Paul & Julie Boyd (this is one of our independent courses and all bookings are done by contacting Julie Boyd direct - see information below)

  • This course provides an introduction to the new Product Design A Level starting from September 2017. 
  • The course is not aimed at any one exam board but will cover key elements across all boards. Some of the course will be relevant to the legacy AQA A level qualification. Some reference will be made to the new AS qualification from 2017 but the 2 year A level will be the main focus. 
  • The course is suitable for teachers new to teaching A level as well as more experienced teachers looking for reassurance on the A level from 2017.
  • There will be an overview of the specifications available and how to choose a course that will best suit your students
  • A big focus will be strategies to structure and manage the course, including curriculum planning and organisation, along with key priorities. The course considers the new qualification from the perspective of teaching and learning and delegates looking for detailed and specific advice on any individual elements of the specifications are advised to attend a course run by their chosen exam board. 
  • The course will not cover any one particular theory area in depth but will look at key content as a way of illustrating points being made during the day.
  • There will be tips & ideas on making learning more interesting and active in order to engage students. The day will also include ideas on how to get students to work more independently and how to encourage students to ‘ think like an A  level student’.
  • Strategies for exam success will be considered along with methods of embedding these across the course. Note the course will not include extensive use of exam questions when looking at exam technique but will instead focus on longer term teaching and learning strategies that help build success in this area.
  • The course includes a very brief introduction to best practices in A level Non Exam Assessment. In particular this will include how to get students to work more independently under the stricter controlled assessment rules. Note there will not be detailed advice on grades and marking because this is a new qualification so accurate information is difficult to give at this stage.
  • The course includes a free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you
  • Note this course is not the same as others on this page but there may be similar content in some sections so check with us if you have been on a previous A level course to make sure the course meets your needs. 
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 
Product design a level


What delegates say about this course 

Great activities to engage students - the day has been an inspiration.

Excellent range of resources & excellent organisation. I will be using the information and resources in my teaching straight away.

Valuable ideas & strategies that can be easily applied to engage students. 


How to book this course

There is currently no date planned for this course. If you would like a date adding to the calendar please email julie@julieboyd.co.uk   


Preparing to Teach the New D&T AS & A Levels 

This course is currently not available. Contact julie@julieboyd.co.uk if you are interested in this course.

State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee & for accommodation. Find out more.

Note that this course is run on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre and is not one of our own independent courses. The link takes you to the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made. Please note I can answer general queries about the course but enquiries about the bursary, bookings and terms and conditions must be made via the STEM Centre. 

Outcomes

  • choosing an A level specification
  • adapting and developing current schemes of learning
  • curriculum models
  • the transition from GCSE to A level and developing an A level mindset in students
  • teaching strategies and ideas that maximise learning
  • developing higher level thinking skills and exam technique to maximise success
  • developing independent learning approaches to the non-examined assessment


Content

Changes to A level specifications will be introduced from 2017 and this course supports D&T departments to make a smooth transition into the new qualifications. This course will be relevant to all teachers of Product Design and Fashion and Textiles across all exam boards. This course is also be relevant to the current specifications with a strong focus on exam techniques and teaching strategies that help maximise success at A level. 

Note this course is not the same as others on this page but there may be similar content in some sections so check with us if you have been on a previous A level course to make sure the course meets your needs. 

What delegates say about this course

I found this course really inspiring. Paul and Julie really know their stuff and had obviously done a great deal of careful preparation for the course. It was well thought out, clearly structured and I came away with a much clearer picture of which exam board spec I am going to do. I was floundering a bit before the course but went away reinvigorated and enthused. 

Loved this course. Very informative, I found all the sessions useful. 

Awesome! So thorough and in depth. Julie & Paul are very, very well resources, there is nothing they haven’t got!

Very useful, this is the only CPD I’ve attended where actual visible strategies have been shown that we can take and adapt. 

Very well organised, relevant and useful & something that will impact on my future practice. 

Being shown examples of higher level thinking and different exam techniques for A level is very useful as was the variety of resources that I can take away and use in lessons. 

This will really help with the planning for next term. Good comparison and other activities. Great info on smart materials. 

This has made me embrace opportunity and change. 

It’s been so good it been like being on a holiday!! Lots of time to think and talk without the pressure of school.


How to book this course

This course is currently not available. Contact julie@julieboyd.co.uk if you are interested in this course.

Note that this course is run on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre and is not one of our own independent courses. The link takes you to the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made. Please note we can answer general queries about the course but enquiries about the bursary, bookings and terms and conditions must be made via the STEM Centre. 


What else would you like to know about our courses?

Find out how to book a course

See the course terms & conditions

Find out about course venues 

Find out what makes our courses different

Get tips on persuading your school to release you to come on a course

Hear what delegates say about our courses


Dates not convenient for you? 

It is sometimes possible to add in additional dates and venues for workshops so contact me if a date doesn’t suit you. 


Want a course delivering at your school?

Bespoke workshops can also be delivered either at your school or at an external venue. Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details.


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