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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

Textiles

What is Textiles for at Meridian High School?

To develop a passion for the creative world of Fashion and Textiles ensuring students have a broad range of skills in understanding materials, commercial practices within the industry, how to work with and choose a wide variety of materials to work with whilst manufacturing a range of quality products designed by them. 

Why does Textiles as a subject matter?

It is vital that our students have the opportunity to develop a passion for the more creative subjects and all of the many opportunities it can give them. Textiles will allow them to develop their more creative sides and if they have a passion for interior, fashion, sports, theatre and technical based design they will be able to use this as a spring board for following these varied career paths in the future.

What does Textiles help young people to achieve?

It is a particularly good preparation for A-level Design and Technology (Fashion & Textiles), related level 3 vocational qualifications, A-levels or an apprenticeship in a related area of employment. This qualification prepares learners by developing an in depth knowledge of textile based materials and their practical use within the fashion industry. Learners will also develop valuable transferable skills in teamwork and communication that will be of value to them no matter what career they choose to follow.


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Mini monster project
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Fibres
  • Construction
  • Pattern templates
  • Sewing machines and safety in the classroom 

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Pop Art Cushion 
  • Creativity
  • Development of design solutions
  • Fastenings
  • Pockets
  • Decorative techniques
  • Clients and their needs

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Foundation skills project
  • Fibres module
  • Fabric construction module
  • Construction/component/fastening 
  • Purses and bags project
  • Pyjamas project
  • Character hot water bottle covers
  • Emoji cushions

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Skills demonstration project 
  • Fundamentals of fashion and textiles theory
  • Commercial practice
  • Materials and components
  • Colouring fabric and decorative techniques 
  • Tools and equipment
  • Industrial processes
  • Career opportunities

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Fibres and Fabrics
  • Finishes
  • Components
  • Design and market influences 
  • SMSC Issues
  • Environmental impact
  • Processes and manufacture
  • ICT 
  • Planning 
  • Skills demonstration project 
  • Extended project  

Qualification title:

Year 11 - GCSE Design and Technology Textiles Technology 

Year 10 - Technical Award Fashion and Textiles 

Additional learning resources:

  • Level 1 and 2 Technical Award for Fashion and Textiles book by Hodder