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Textiles

 

 Course Overview

Textiles is offered  as  an option at both GCSE and A level through an Art & Design specification. We aim to deliver high quality teaching, provide access to a wide range of resources, demonstrate strong subject knowledge as well as a passionate delivery, this ensures we are able to facilitate a high level of learning through project work, problem solving and research.  Students will experiment with new techniques and create samples through investigating printmaking, stitching, weaving, applique, fashion design and digital textiles whilst developing an understanding of a wide range of textile artists. External visits provide opportunities for students to not only gather primary research for their projects, but help inspire and develop an understanding of future career progression paths into the Creative industries.

It is intended that we both inspire and nurture confident, articulate, analytical and reflective learners who go on to pursue a career in the wider creative industry. 

All GCSE and A Level project titles are subject to change, however some examples are listed below.

GCSE Themes:
All Year 9 Textiles students have a foundation of two terms to develop the specific skills required in Textiles which they then put into practice in their future projects. Students complete two coursework projects.

GCSE Textiles - Liberty inspired printed scarf and Food.

In Year 11 Textiles students will undertake an externally set assignment set by the examination board with the final piece being completed under examination conditions.

A level themes:
All Year 12 students will complete a term of workshops building a foundation of the new skills and techniques required at A level. Students will complete one coursework project.

Year 12 Textiles – Structures, surfaces, own choice and produce a written personal study.


All year 13 students will undertake an externally set assignment set by the examination board with the final piece being completed under examination conditions.