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Art & Design (Textiles) AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Art and Design (Textiles) is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing, and interior and lifestyle accessories.

Students explore a variety of surface enhancement techniques, such as embroidery, heat tool techniques, dyeing and printing. These are developed through their own direct observational work and their research into artists/ designers. Work is presented as a coursework portfolio (sketchbook/notebooks and A1 mounted sheets) which includes one or more final pieces in either 2D or 3D.

Course content

AS Only

  • Component 1: Portfolio
    60% weighting
    Theme/topic set by staff. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

A Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation
    60% weighting
    Practical and written Personal Investigation. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Textiles or C in Art.

Future opportunities

Students can progress into the following further education or employment areas once having gained an AS/A Level grade in Art and Design (Textiles):

Art & design, graphic design, advertising and marketing, interior design, fashion design, industrial design, illustration, textile design, architecture, fashion journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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