Textiles: encompasses a very broad range of materials, techniques and processes, including a growing number of interdisciplinary approaches. These comprise woven, embroidered, knitted, printed, painted, dyed, manipulated, embellished and constructional methods which are utilised to produce a great variety of textile outcomes that include costume and fashion design, accessories and body adornment. The range is increasing as new materials and technologies emerge.
Possible areas of study include:
- digitally or traditionally printed and/or dyed fabrics, garments and materials
- interior design
- constructed textiles (knitted, woven, embellished or combined with other materials)
- textile installation
The course includes purposeful use of drawing to record information and may take the form of:
- analytical observational studies
- thumbnail sketches
- experimental or expressive studies
- 2 or 3D modelling
- detailed designs or elevations
Component 1 - 60% of the total qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.
Component 2 - 40% of the total qualification, internally assessed, extrenally moderated.
Course Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 5 in Art and Design, Fine Art , Textile Design, Media Studies or DT Graphics
Teacher to contact: Mrs H Cooper-Burrows