11 Textiles & Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Huitema

Year 11 Textiles and Design is a practical and creative course relating to many aspects of the Textiles industry. The first unit of work will involve deconstructing, analysing and reconstructing existing garments in groups. In this we aim to develop students’ creative and critical thinking skills. 

In Term two and three students will begin ‘All about Me’ They will develop pattern making and construction skills through production of their own designs and will be assessed on one Achievement Standard from the list below. The Achievement Standard chosen will be negotiated with the student.

In Term four students will identify which Textiles gifts they could produce for a chosen charity. This may be a group or individual project.


12 Textiles & Design

Year 12 and 13 Textiles and Design. Tertiary courses at AUT, Whitecliffe, NZ Fashion Tech, Massey University, Otago University. Textiles and Fashion industry.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Provision of own fabric and pattern

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91047 v4 Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
A.S. 91058 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.21 - Implement basic procedures using textile materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91096 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.26 - Make basic adaptations to a pattern to enable a design to fit a person or item
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Fashion designer, textiles designer, costume designer, fashion buyer, merchandiser

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.