In Textiles, students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of textile media, techniques and processes

Both traditional and new technologies will be covered, and students will produce practical/contextual work in one or more areas, including fashion, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles and installed textiles.

Why Textiles?

This course is not only an enjoyable and creative one but also provides a strong foundation for a degree course. It will give students the knowledge and skills needed to go on to further studies or to jobs in a variety of textile-based industries.

Any special requirements?

You must have enthusiasm for creativity and be motivated to study outside of the lessons. Textiles or Art GCSE grade B/5, or equivalent is also required for course entry.

What will I study?

AS -

Component 1 - Portfolio (60%): Produce a portfolio of varied coursework. 
Component 2 - Externally - set assignment (40%): Select one of five assignment choices to produce a final piece. The final piece(s) involves 10 hours unaided supervised time.

A-Level -

Component 1 - Personal Investigation (60%): Develop an in-depth piece of work in response to an idea of your own choosing. 
Component 2 - Externally-set assignment (40%): Select one of eight assignment choices. The final piece(s) involves 15 hours unaided supervised time.

How will I be assessed?

All four units will be assessed internally by your teacher and a sample of the work will be seen by a visiting exam board moderator.

Further information

Please click here for a course leaflet. If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Course Leader of Textiles, Mrs A Parker at:

Queens Road West

T 01254 232 992
F 01254 355 215

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