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Textile Design AS/A Level 3 (Block C) at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

Course description

Essential skills: An awareness of the elements of textile design, such as shape, line, scale, colour, texture, pattern, contrast and/or repetition in relation to the chosen area/s of Textile design. An in depth understanding of intended audience or purpose for a chosen area/s of Textile design and the ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea, working to a brief or answering a need in the chosen area/s of Textile design. A strong appreciation of the relationship of form and function and, where applicable, the constraints of working to a brief. The understanding of a variety of textile methods, such as: fabric printing, mono-printing, relief printing, screen printing and laser cutting; tie-dye and batik; spraying and transfer; fabric construction; stitching, appliqué, patchwork, padding, quilting and embroidery.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Design Technology (including Graphics, Product Design and Textiles) or Art subject.

Assessment

Year 1/AS

Component 1 – Coursework Portfolio 60% of AS No time limit Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40% of AS, Supervised time 5 hours Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Year 2

Component 1 – Personal Investigation 60% of AS No time limit Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40% of AS, Supervised time 15 hours Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Future opportunities

University requirements: Universities select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements. Also applicants are expected to have, or are expected to achieve: a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; 1 GCE A Level; 3 GCSEs grade C or above

You could go on to do a degree in: Design Engineering; Graphic Design; Design and Computing; Marketing; Interior Design; Fashion; Industrial Design; Multi-media Design and Computing; Fashion Design and Garment Technology.

Career Options: Interior Design Industry; Textile Design Industry; Fashion; Journalism; Graphic Designer; Teacher; Product Design; Technical industries Design; Engineer (including Science and Mathematics)

Further information

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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