You will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of textile media, technique and processes including both traditional and new technologies. Textile design and fabrication is a huge and exciting field and one in which Britain is a world leader.
Studying Textiles at A Level, along with other art and design A Levels or alongside complementary but more traditional academic subjects, can lead to a wide range of exciting degree courses and ultimately a career in the creative industries. Textile graduates can go on to work in the world of fashion, textile design, interior design, the theatre arts,
museums and many other areas.
During the course you will be encouraged to explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to art and design from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples which are integral to the investigating and making process. Responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
We follow the AQA specification.
You will be able to choose to work in one or more areas of textile design, such as those listed below. You may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
You will be required to integrate critical, practical and theoretical study in textile design and show direct engagement with original work and practice. You will be expected to demonstrate practical skills in the context of specific chosen areas of study, or any combined areas of study.
Workshop activities followed by a themed project based mainly on taught elements and developing ideas.
Component One (continued)
Personal investigation. A practical unit of work with a written investigation between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
Controlled assessment – preparation and final piece. A 15 hour supervised period in which you will be expected to fully realise your ideas.
Both components are centre assessed and moderated by AQA. You will be expected to demonstrate a response to all of the assessment objectives.
Minimum BCCCC including a B in GCSE Art or Textiles.