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Coombes Sixth Form

Product and Textiles Design

This course involves investigating people’s everyday needs and initiating design solutions for a high quality product, whether that be using resistant materials or textile fabrics, to provide a solution to those needs and evaluating its success. In the role of a product or textiles designer you can investigate design problems which range from the needs of individuals to meeting the requirements of clients or corporate organisations.

Alternatively you could find yourself designing for the needs of groups and societies such as developing nations where just basic survival is a struggle. Almost everything that we experience is affected by design: our environment, our homes, the products we use. Good design is at the centre of our lives.

The course is designed to develop and sustain imagination, innovation and flair when working with concepts and materials, as well as develop an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials.

sophie

Year 13 student

"My goal is to become a fashion designer and I'm currently studying Art, Textiles and Psychology before hopefully studying Fashion Design at Bournemouth Arts University. I've been at Coombe since Year 7 and I have a real bond with my subject teachers. My textiles teacher is a real inspiration and always goes out of her way to help me and has taught me all the skills I'll need to further my knowledge."

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meet the department

Head of Department; Ms A Spencer

'The OCR Product Design course provides students with exciting opportunities to explore their innovation skills, developing new and exciting products. The subject is practical, which enables students to learn through using and developing design and manufacturing skills. 

The course is predominantly aimed at students who have previously studied Product Design or Textiles at GCSE, however, we welcome students who have an Art background.

Year one is divided into two sections, consisting of the Product Study, where students design and create an imaginative Product Design portfolio. They also complete an Innovation Challenge, a design and modelling task, which give opportunity to showcase creativity and problem solving techniques.

Year two involves completing an extensive creative design portfolio, followed by a theory examination demonstrating subject knowledge.' 

 

 

'The OCR Textiles course provides students with exciting opportunities to explore their innovation skills, developing new and future forward fashion or interior products. The subject is practical, which enables students to learn through using and developing design and manufacturing skills. 

The course is predominantly aimed at students who have previously studied Product Design or Textiles at GCSE, however, we welcome students who have an Art background.

Year one is divided into two sections, consisting of the Textiles Product Study, where students design and create an imaginative Textiles portfolio. They also complete an Innovation Challenge, a design and modelling task, which give opportunity to showcase creativity and problem solving techniques.

Year two involves completing an extensive creative design portfolio, followed by a theory examination demonstrating subject knowledge. '