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Textiles and Food Technology 

Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real, relevant problems. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, ICT and art, while learning how to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.

As a department we want all students to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

In textiles we also help them to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. They will critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

In Food Technology they will understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to prepare and cook a wide range of complex yet relevant products.

All students in Years 7 to 9 study Textiles and Food Technology. In Year 9 students are introduced to the principles of Product Design using Resistant Materials and modelling materials.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition.  

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Textile Design

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We organise trips to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Costume Museum in Bath and the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.  

Often the girls host fashion shows, highlighting their textiles creations. They also support the costume design for the School play.

In Food Tech, pupils take part in the local Schools MasterChef challenges and support the rest of the school by baking for various events that take part throughout the year.

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW