Hello, I’m Mrs Evans and I am Head of the Textiles Department at Passmores Academy.

The department's main focus is to develop students’ creativity and skills through exploring a variety of materials, techniques and finishes to produce high-quality textiles products. Students arrive to each lesson keen and ready to learn with a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy creating new and innovative designs that are then interpreted into a fabric focused outcome.

The teaching team delight in seeing the students achieve and develop their practical skills as well as their knowledge of textiles. In KS3, students rotate with technology subjects. In textiles, they focus on both hand and machine sewing skills as well as exploring a number of surface decoration techniques.

In Year 9 and 10, Textiles is a revised option subject where students can develop their textiles skills further as well as combining them with other materials technology.

In Year 11, students complete a GCSE Textiles course. We expect every student to be fully engaged in all lessons and apply themselves to create quality finishes to all products that they make.


Generate and communicate ideas for yourself and others.

Use a specification to design and make products.

Plan and organise activities considering health and safety and then shape, form, assemble and finish materials and components.

Reflect and evaluate processes and products and suggest modifications.


Use a range of materials and processes to create textile products




Year 9 and 10: see Technology

Year 11: GCSE Textiles


Problem Solving

Information and Communication Technology

Working with Others

Improving Own Learning and Performance


Actively engage in the processes of design and technology


Develop as effective and independent learners


Design and make quality products considering sustainability and a combination of skills


Explore ways in which aesthetic, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact to shape designing and making


Analyse existing products and produce practical solutions to needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on quality of life


Develop decision-making skills through individual and collaborative working


Understand that designing and making reflect and influence cultures and societies, and that products have an impact on lifestyle


Develop skills of creativity and critical analysis through making links between the principles of good design, existing solutions and technological knowledge. 


1 assignment (60%) consisting of a practical make and a written supporting coursework project

Final exam 2 hours (40%)