This course has been designed to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, no matter their level of ability, while supporting them in developing creative skills.
Students will be able to create designs and products for woven, knitted, stitched,
printed or decorative textiles that might have a functional or non-functional purpose. This specialism provides students with a range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to develop and explore their personal interests in Art and Design: Textiles without a restriction on the choices of media, scale or format in the work students produce.
Examination Board and Specification:
AQA GCSE Art and Design: Textile Design (Code 4204)
The GCSE course has two components, a ‘Portfolio’ selected from the course of study and an ‘Externally set assignment’.
Students will produce a portfolio which must include a sustained project developed in response to a subject, showing the journey from initial idea(s) through to a practical outcome demonstrating a wide range of drawing media and textile practical skills.
A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; mini projects; visits to galleries or museum or any independent study will also be submitted to show understanding of the course.
This consists of an externally set assignment from AQA.
Students will choose a title from the AQA assignment paper. They will then have preparatory time where they will cover the four outcomes required by the course, followed by a 10 hours supervised practical exam.
Areas of study
Students will look at a range of textile design from art textiles, surface pattern stitched and/or embellished textiles through to fashion design/ illustration and soft furnishings / textiles for interiors.
Through their work they will also need to relate to cultural, social, historical, contemporary and environmental issues and also consider client expectations throughout their work.
- Mrs L Hennigan | Leader of Textiles