Textiles Design A-Level at Tavistock Community College
The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 2 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. In this course you will be exploring a wide range of practical techniques and an understanding of contemporary and historical textile design. This will enable you to creatively design and develop a final solution within fashion, sculpture, art, interior and accessories. At AS: Unit 1 Portfolio: You will learn the basic skills and techniques within Textiles. Some of the techniques you will explore are machine embroidery, felting and silk paper. You will analyse designers and use primary and secondary sources to gain inspiration. You will gain knowledge of how to illustrate and present your ideas. You will also explore a topic with a final piece outcome. Unit 2 Controlled Test: You will select a brief given by the exam board. 6 weeks before the exam you will be able to research, experiment, explore and develop designs. You will have 5 hours in a controlled test. At A2: Unit 3: A personal exploration into a topic with a written element of 1000-3000 words alongside a final piece outcome. Unit 4: Controlled Test. You will select a brief given by the exam board. 6 weeks before the exam you will be able to research, experiment, explore and develop designs. You will have 15 hours in a controlled test to complete your project.
5 A* - C grades including a B grade in the chosen (or appropriate alternative) subject
You will do 2 units in each year and be assessed on 4 areas in each unit. These are how you experiment, research and develop an idea. You are assessed also on your final piece. Each unit is worth 25% of your final mark.
Textiles can lead into a wide range of courses and careers. From a foundation course in Art and Design to a textiles specific degree such as fashion, surface decoration, fashion marketing or interior design.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.