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29/09/22

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28/09/22

Count down to our coffee morning on Friday! CDS are holding a Macmillan coffee morning for staff and students. We are hoping for lots of yummy bakes for students and staff to hold their bake sales at break time! Get your aprons on and get baking!! https://t.co/IFOZi88llo

28/09/22

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28/09/22

Welcome to our Wellbeing Wednesday message - This week we are looking at becoming more confident. https://t.co/jVAiuip5fB

26/09/22

Well done to all of our KS3 students who brought in their fantastic European themed bakes for today’s celebration of European Languages Day. Particular congratulations to our prize winners! Look out for more activities this week! https://t.co/OBMeUAvHfO

26/09/22

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26/09/22

CDS have extended looking to recruit a term time plus Administrative Assistant. If you, or anyone you might know, believe you have the skills needed to fulfill the role and would like to work with us, please check out the link below. https://t.co/BgxyL8ZYWI... https://t.co/IYS9ueYAym

22/09/22

Friday 30 September - Macmillan coffee morning. Students will run a cake sale at break time. We need our student bakers to get baking next week! Cakes can go to Mrs Kettle in her office at the start of next Friday! Thanks in advance for your support! https://t.co/z3oSDiamc1

21/09/22

CDS are looking to recruit a term time plus 10 days Examinations Manager. If you, or anyone you know, have the skills needed to fulfill the role and would like to work with us, then please use the link below to find the full advertisement. https://t.co/LVwC8aysor https://t.co/TNmBN800bI

21/09/22

Welcome to your Wellbeing Wednesday message!  This week we are looking at how having a Positive mindset is good for wellbeing - Positive thinking is so powerful it can change your daily routine and can help you solve your problems with ease. https://t.co/cIccpAUMVO

16/09/22

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15/09/22

A book of condolence has been made available to students who might wish to write a thought or a memory of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The book will be available at break time and lunch time until the end of Friday. https://t.co/BbBKu3Ealw

15/09/22

CDS are looking to recruit a term time plus Admin Assistant. If you, or anyone you know, have the skills needed to fulfill the role and would like to work with us, then please use the link below to find the full advertisement. https://t.co/BgxyL8ZYWI... https://t.co/ps1WDkGdON

15/09/22

The Charles Dickens School will be closed on Monday 19 September so that our staff, students and their families can pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. https://t.co/54TKMxPxJW

14/09/22

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! We pride ourselves on our ability to support students that attend our school with their wellbeing/mental health. Kooth believe every young person has the right to thrive and to access high quality mental health care. https://t.co/QiEV2MSN3v

14/09/22

Reminder! Thursday 15 September at 6pm is the CDS Year 11 Welcome Evening! We look forward to seeing Year 11 parents and students! https://t.co/BDzrX9tPC8

09/09/22

“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.” Queen Elizabeth II We thank you for your 70 years of service. https://t.co/BMe2UhuXV3

08/09/22

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday 15 September, 6pm-7pm - Year 11 Welcome Evening - An evening of information, strategies and guidance for the final year at CDS leading up to GCSEs. Parents, carers and students all welcome! https://t.co/uCRZEMox8P

07/09/22

UPDATE! We have the following football trial dates for both girls’ and boys’ teams, straight after school until 3.50pm. Any interested students should go to PE at the end of school on the appointed day, in full PE kit with boots and shin pads. https://t.co/MsAgIupsla

07/09/22

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! This first week back to a school routine may feel like our brains are ready to burst! Our minds are like human computers and we need to empty the cache of temporary “files” and reboot sometimes. https://t.co/ilO5Oq0q4T

05/09/22

Calling all Year 7 Footballers! Trials for both girls’ and boys’ teams are on Thursday 8 September, straight after school until 3.50pm. Any interested Year 7 student should go to PE at the end of school, in full PE kit including boots & shin pads. https://t.co/eAdfFHE5Jm

02/09/22

CDS is committed to promoting the role that pupils have in leading the school and as part of that we have developed a new Prefect Study for them to use as their planning base, and new honours boards to celebrate their roles. https://t.co/41Np9gZBDB

02/09/22

The school may have been closed over summer but work has continued on improving student resources in our Learning Resource Centre. The area has been completely refurbished. We have a new library and new teaching facilities for photography and art. https://t.co/7LuurAdJTg

02/09/22

Just a reminder that Monday 5th September, all CDS students return to school. We look forward to welcoming old and new students alike. We hope everyone had a good break - Enjoy the remainder of your holiday! https://t.co/ZLYfE7Munj

25/08/22

Congratulations to our Y11 students who collected amazing results today. Our press release is attached with full details of how the morning went. https://t.co/ifY4cLJ0eA

24/08/22

SEN & VI students took part in their own Sports Day to celebrate all of their hard work this year and to have some fun! Events had an inclusive twist as all students took part blindfolded with the help of a sighted guide for each race! https://t.co/HeoOJjiaq3

24/08/22

Remember that we are open tomorrow from 9am to 12 for Year 11s to collect exam results. Any uncollected results will be posted home but please note that there is a postal strike on Friday so delivery will be delayed. Please collect results tomorrow, if you can! https://t.co/EsFOv5FHGR

23/08/22

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22/08/22

Cultural Capital – H&C, Fun Food Showdown. We were lucky to have a very entertaining roadshow come to CDS – An exciting competition in the style of ‘Ready, Steady, Cook!’ had students cheering along while the lucky chefs got 15 minutes to produce a dish. https://t.co/nf56QCcSL2

22/08/22

Cultural Capital – H&C with GB Pizza from Margate. Managers showed students how to make authentic pizza. Cheeses were tested, facts were shared and students loved it! The results were so delicious and we don’t think many made it home! https://t.co/d0qmUaL5lX

22/08/22

Cultural Capital – H&C Pasta Making! Daisy Bergonzi, a local Puglian pasta maker, and owner of YUMDMC, delighted our students by showing them how to handmake pasta shapes. They ate their creations, with Daisy’s ‘secret’ pasta sauce and focaccia bread! https://t.co/zBfM6nDhZB

22/08/22

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22/08/22

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19/08/22

CDS is opening the doors on Thursday 25 August for Year 11 students between 9am and 12noon, to collect their results. Y10s that are expecting results can come into school on the same day but at 11am. We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/5rQeWdm7t7

21/07/22

The weather was cooler, but the competition was hot! Sports Day this year saw our athletes challenged and pitting themselves, and their colleges, against one another. Winners of the Sports Day trophy was Gower! Well done to all! https://t.co/CBNkgy6Rt7

21/07/22

Students have been working hard all year collecting reward points through attendance, behaviour and activities. The winners this year are …. Fort! College captains were presented with the cup during sports day. https://t.co/knDWpW42BA

20/07/22

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If students need support, https://t.co/wthL8d6Lfs is available for all 10-25 yr olds in & , right throughout the summer break. Whether it's support with exam results or something else, they can always message our online team. https://t.co/rNH8MKIJfd

20/07/22

Year 7 and Year 8 students took part in a ‘Time Detectives’ workshop, run by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Students explored the work of scientists who observe particles in ancient artefacts. https://t.co/sJPY5ej8vy

Textile Design

Examination Board: AQA

Course Title: GCSE Textile Design

Why should I choose to study Textile Design?

Students considering textiles as an option need to be hardworking and demonstrate an ability to research and explore the work of others at Key stage 3.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, have a passion for responding to the world around you and enjoy exploring tactile materials and processes then this is the course for you.

What will I learn?

The ethos of the CDS textiles course is to give students the skills necessary to create, evaluate and ultimately appreciate artworks from all cultures and of all styles. Students will learn to observe and respond to their own surroundings through their own first hand observations and exploration of materials and techniques. As well as investigating the work and culture of others, students will be introduced to a range of contemporary and traditional textiles processes.   Whether students are working on fashion or textile design we believe that true creativity is seen when students first acquire skills and then gain the confidence to apply those skills using their personal themes and ideas.

What will be expected of me?

Students will be encouraged to express ideas, thoughts and feelings through the realisation of ideas and intentions, exploring in context and to conduct evaluations.  The essence of the course is to be able to develop an idea from its initial source through to a final response.  Students will be expected to document their ideas and experiments in a sketchbook relating own ideas to the work of others through visual and written means.

What skills will I develop?

Initially there will be a reinforcement of basic observation skills as well as an introduction to new textile techniques and processes.  Throughout the course each student will have the chance to develop their skills on a wide range of media, processes and techniques including screen printing, felt making and hand and machine embroidery.  It is essential that students develop their observational skills and conduct research and investigation to inform their own ideas but must be prepared to work out of their comfort zone in order to explore alternative working methods and practices.

How will I be assessed?

Your coursework portfolio forms 60% of your overall mark.  This portfolio will comprise of one exploratory unit and one extended project. Your examinable project forms the final 40% of the grade.  Students will be required to select and develop a body of work over time before producing a final piece in a 10 hour practical examination.

Where will this qualification lead me? 

The creative industries of the world look to the UK for its inspiration and skills. We at CDS have a long history in sending our most able students to art colleges and universities throughout the country. After GCSEs many of our students will apply to the University of the Creative Arts Canterbury BTEC Art and Design course Level 3, before going on to a degree course.

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