This is an exciting two year course which builds upon skills learnt from GCSE Art Textiles. Over the two years, students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of textile media, processes and techniques. Students will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a range of scales using sketchbooks to underpin their work.
Students should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples which will be integral to the investigating and making processes. Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented. They should be aware of the importance of process as well as product.
Areas of study
Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of textile design, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas: fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabric and materials, domestic textiles and wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles, installed textiles.
At A level, candidates are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained, with greater depth of study.
Component 1 is a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by 1000-3000 words (60% of final grade).
Component 2 is an externally set assignment; candidates are given a question paper containing 8 starting points from which they choose one. Students are then required to develop a project around their chosen theme. 15 hours of unaided, supervised work completes this unit of work. (40% of final grade)
Career Opportunities: Fashion marketing, Fashion Design, Buying, Textiles Design, Sportswear Design, Fine art.