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Textile Design (AQA) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

You can select AS (one year) or A Level Textiles (two years).

This course requires an enthusiasm for the Fashion, Costume, Design and the Visual Arts, as well imagination and an enquiring mind. You are encouraged to express your own artistic identity, be creative and thoughtful, and are expected to work with a high degree of independence. Throughout the course you will learn and develop skills in Machine Embroidery, Batik, Silk Painting, Felt Making, Screen Printing, Hand Embroidery, Dying fabric, Appliqué, Fashion Illustration and Garment Construction. You will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following areas: Fashion, Print, Textile Furnishings, Interior Design, Textile Art and Constructed Textiles. You will be required to make frequent trips to museums and galleries to research your own work and gather inspiration from relevant professional artists and designers. You are also expected to make visits to record first-hand information through drawing and photography. You are expected to commit to 5 hours a week working independently on your coursework. This may include making visits and time spent in the department developing coursework. You are encouraged to use your study periods and the weekly workshops to work on your coursework taking advantage of the facilities and support within the department.

All work submitted will be marked by the course teacher and moderated by the examining board.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

AS (one year course) Component 1: Coursework Portfolio 60%

You will begin the course by attending a series of workshops designed to introduce a range of Textile and Art techniques, as well as creative thinking and research skills that will arm you with the tools you need to create your coursework. You will be given a theme as a starting point, from which you are expected to develop your ideas through; research, photography, planning and analysing other artists and designers work. You will then further develop your work by experimenting with a range of Textile techniques, refining and developing your ideas as work progresses. You will then create a personal response to the theme based on your preparation studies.

AS Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40%

You will be given a question paper set by the examining board AQA. The paper contains five exciting and varied themes. You choose one theme to explore and develop into a final piece that is completed during 10 hours of supervised time.

A Level (2 year course) Component 1: Personal Investigation 60%

You will begin the course by attending a series of workshops designed to introduce a range of Fine Art, creative thinking and research skills that will arm you with the tools you need to create your coursework.

You will then have complete freedom to choose your own theme, your ‘Personal Investigation’, where you select an idea, issue, concept or theme to explore. Your practical work produced during this unit will be supported by written reflection (1000- 3000 words).

A Level Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40%

You will be given a question paper by the examining board AQA. The paper contains eight exciting themes. You choose one to explore and develop into a final piece that will be completed during 15 hours supervised time.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in either GCSE Textiles, GCSE Art & Design or Head of Department approval of Portfolio.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

A Level Textile Design can lead to higher qualifications, such as the Foundation Diploma and Degree.

It can also lead to a variety of careers including:

• Fashion Design

• Fashion Marketing

• Fashion Promotion

• Costume Design

• Textile Artist

• Textile Design

• Interior Design

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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