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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.

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 level 5 or C above in Art and Design, Fine Art or Textile Design,Media Studies, DT Graphics

Teacher to contact: Miss M King/Mrs H Cooper-Burrows