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The course provides opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers students a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

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:

  •   fashion
  •  costume
  •  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
  •  accessories

The course includes purposeful use of drawing to record information and may take the form of:

  •  sketches
  •  analytical observational studies
  •  storyboards
  •  thumbnail sketches
  •  layouts
  •  roughs
  •  experimental or expressive studies
  •  2 or 3D modelling
  •  detailed designs or elevations

Assessment Format

Component 1 - 60% of the total qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.

Component 2 - 40% of the total qualification, internally assessed, extrenally moderated.

Board: Eduqas

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