Why study Higher Fashion and Textile Technology? 

Studying Fashion and Textile Technology lets pupils develop an understanding of textile properties, characteristics and technologies, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion choice. The course particularly emphasises the development of practical skills and textile construction techniques to make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality. 

 What other school subjects might help me to be successful? 

  • Entry into this course is at the discretion of the school.  Pupils would normally need to have achieved a National 5 in Fashion and Textile Technology. 

What will Pupils study? 

This course helps pupils to develop an understanding of how the fashion industry operates and the effects of, and influences on, consumer fashion/textile choices. Pupils will get the opportunity to develop and communicate your own ideas for fashion/textile items, explore the technological process of developing fashion/textile items, and consider a range of design and construction techniques. 

 How is the course structured?  

 The course centres around three key themes.  

Theme 1: 

Fashion and Textile Choices   

Theme 2 

Fashion/Textile Item Development  

Theme 3      

Textile Technologies   

  • Investigate a range of issues influencing the fashion or textile industry. 


  • Analyse how these issues influence decisions taken by industry and choices made by consumers and evaluate how fashion or textile items meet a range of consumer or industry needs. 


  • Develop knowledge and understanding of how the fashion industry creates and develops fashion/textile items. 


  • Produce and evaluate your own fashion and textile items to meet the needs of a brief. 



  • Explore the characteristics and properties of a range of textiles and their uses. 


  • Develop and use a range of textile construction techniques and textile technologies, independently using tools and equipment to make fashion or textile items which are fit for a range of needs. 



 Additional Information 


How is the course assessed?           


Which course could I do next? 


Which jobs relate to this area? 


Parental Engagement/ 



(60 marks)  


Question Paper  

(45 marks)  


Practical Activity 



Items of assessment could also include:  


Textile manufacturing  

Written work   

Research projects  

Question papers 



Glasgow Caledonian University 


Fashion branding retailing course for school pupils – add link here  


Browse the range of careers links below: 


Art and Design 


Clothing and Textiles 


Fashion or Textile Design 


Fashion and Textile Technology – Related Careers 


Parent Council 



School Website/Twitter  


School Handbook  


Option Choice Handbook  


Open evenings/events  


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