Textiles A Level

About the Course

We follow the AQA specification for Art Textiles. This course aims to provide you with a broad foundation in Textiles, promoting the individual and creative development of students' work. Establishing confidence and skill with a range of processes is key to the course. Techniques and processes covered include: drawing, painting, surface decoration techniques, fabric manipulation and mixed media approaches to Textiles.

Exam Board

AQA Art Textiles

Requirements

Grade B minimum in a GCSE Art subject and a strong portfolio of GCSE Art work.

Course Content

Initially students will complete their portfolio of work which will cover a broad range of advanced textile techniques and drawing media. Alongside this pupils will carry out independent research into the work of artists and designers to support and inspire their drawn and practical elements. Students will then begin to develop their own work with guidance from teachers to ensure they achieve the necessary criteria. In Year 13 students undertake a personal investigation. Initially a project title will be selected through discussion with their teachers which will then be investigated and developed by the student. At the end of Year 13 there is an externally set assignment.

Beyond the Classroom

The Textile department visits the Knit and Stitch Exhibition annually which includes careers seminars for those wishing to gain insight into the progression opportunities within Fashion. We also offer trips to London and Liverpool.

Your Future

We have an excellent track record of our students successfully gaining places at prestigious universities and colleges for a wide range of courses including Textile Design (both print and structured), Fashion Design, Costume Design and Fashion Communication type courses.

Contact Department

Staff Contact: Mrs G Massarella-Burton
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