Why study National 5 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 is at the discretion of the school but would ask pupils to have completed a National 4 in Fashion and Textile Technology.
What pupils will study?
On this course pupils will develop practical skills and textile construction techniques to make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality. They will also develop an understanding of textile properties, characteristics and technologies, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion/textile choice.
The course also enables pupils to develop important skills, attitudes and attributes related to fashion and textiles that are transferable to other contexts including problem-solving skills and communication skills. It may also contribute towards the development of numeracy skills, through the measurement of textiles and the timing of production.
How is the course structured?
The course centres around three key themes.
Fashion and Textile Choices
Fashion/Textile Item Development
|How is the course assessed?||
Which course could I do next?
Which jobs relate to this area?
Parental Engagement/ Information
|Assignment (50 marks)
Question Paper (30 marks)
Items of assessment could also include:
|Higher Fashion and Textile Technology – see SQA
Glasgow Caledonian Fashion branding retailing course for school pupils – add link here
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Option Choice Handbook
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