BTEC Art & Design (Textiles) Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level) at Darrick Wood School
This course is designed to:
a) Develop knowledge and understanding of the exciting textiles industry. Students will
gain knowledge of skills by exploring materials, equipment, processes and techniques that are specifically linked to the textile design areas of printed, constructed and embroidered textiles. Students will experiment with a range of working methods and materials.
b) Provide students with the opportunity to create a number of samples that will be incorporated into a variety of items. It will look at how textiles can be presented and critically evaluated to improve quality.
c) Allow for progression to further qualifications such as the National Diploma and degree courses.
d) Provide students with the opportunity to experience and take inspiration from primary sources by visiting exhibitions and museums.
There are two levels to the course. In Year 12 students work towards the Certificate, which is equivalent to an AS qualification. In Year 13 students continue towards a Subsidiary Diploma, equivalent to one A level.
Year 12 Unit 1 Visual recording
Unit 2 Ideas and concepts
Unit 3 Surface design
Year 13 Unit 4 Communication through Art and Design
Unit 5 Materials and processes
Unit 6 Printed textiles (subject to change)
· All students must achieve a minimum of 5 GCSE grades at A* - C in separate subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
· Students must achieve at least a grade B in any subject that is to be studied in the Sixth Form.
· For Science subjects this should be at least grade B in a single science or BB in double science.
· For Computing students need to have gained at least a B in Computing GCSE or a Merit in ECDL.
· For a new subject, the general entrance criteria will apply and will be discussed at your meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Team.
Each of the units within the qualifications have specified assessment criteria and
grading criteria which are internally assessed and then moderated. A grade is then awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. To achieve a ‘Pass’ a learner must have satisfied all ‘Pass’ criteria. To achieve a ‘Merit’ a learner must satisfy all ‘Pass’ and ‘Merit’ criteria. To achieve a ‘Distinction’ a learner must have satisfied all the ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ and ‘Distinction’ criteria.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darrick Wood School directly.