Textiles (KS4)

Art & Design: Textiles

AQA (8201): Specification

 

Art & Design: Textiles

AQA (8201): Specification

Course description:

GCSE Art Textiles is a NEW exciting course which focuses on learning different textile techniques and exploring the work of fashion designers and textiles artists. Students can base their work on any of the below categories:

  • Fashion or Costume design
  • Printing and dying textiles
  • Interior design in textiles
  • Embellished textiles

 

GCSE Art Textiles is your chance to design products for woven, knitted, stitched, printed or decorative textiles. Areas of study include fashion design and illustration, costume design, constructed textiles, printed and dyed textiles and digital textiles.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS GCSE IS AN ART & DESIGN QUALIFICATION, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CHOOSE TEXTILES IF ART & DESIGN HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS A FURTHER OPTION.

 

Assessment:

Component 1 – Portfolio. Non-exam assessment (NEA) 60% of GCSE

The portfolio will include a project of your choice with the guidance of your teacher. Your portfolio will tell a story, from the beginning of your ideas to your final designs.  You will experiment in your portfolio with the textiles techniques that will be taught in class. There will be School trips that will help you with your portfolio such as trips to museums, galleries and clothing and fabric shops.

Your portfolio will be presented in a creative way of your choice, either in sketchbooks or a folder. Your work will include some drawings, designs, fabric swatches, photographs and your own experiments with fabrics.

Component 2 – Externally set assignment. 40% of GCSE

You will choose your own project to complete as part of a 10-hour exam. This exam will be split into sections and will not be carried out all on the same day. You will have preparation time before the exam to decide what you will make during the allocated time. Your preparation will be recorded in a sketchbook or folder and will be similar in layout to your portfolio.

Why study Art Textiles?

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in fashion or are interested in exploring textiles through creative techniques and processes, Art Textiles is the course for you.  You will have the opportunity to learn about fashion and textile design through a range of exciting project briefs that will nurture your creativity and understanding of the subject.  The course includes exciting trips that will enrich your knowledge and understanding of Fashion and Textiles.  Art Textiles opens the door to a range of exciting careers including:

Costume Design

Fashion Design

Interior Design

Fashion & Media Journalism

Photography

Illustrator

Textiles Design

Museum Curator

Jewellery Design

Teacher

Buyer

Visual Merchandiser

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Charlotte Plenty, Head of Fashion and Textiles cplenty@stbarts.co.uk