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Art and Design - Textiles (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of textile media, processes and techniques. They will be made aware of both traditional and new media. Students will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students will explore the potential for the use of colour. Students will use sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin their work where appropriate. Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This should be integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented. They should be aware of the importance of process as well as product.

This course requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills. These include: 

  • Independence of mind in developing their own ideas 

  • An interest and enthusiasm for art and design Textiles work 

  • The experience of working with a range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies 

  • An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design practice, past and present

  • A personal investigation of a theme chosen by the student and supported by a written essay of 1000-3000 words.


Course content

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including fashion, printed and/or dyed fabrics materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed and installed textiles.


Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grades 4 or above - please see the prospectus for further subject specific entry requirements 



There are two components over the 2 years.  All work produced will be submitted for the full A-level at the end of year 13.

The second component will be a brief set by the exam board with a practical outcome, this will be given in the February of Year 13.

Pupils will produce a range of work including journals, sketchbooks, design pages and practical work across the two years.





Future opportunities

This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Art and Design or related subjects at a higher level or who wish to pursue a career in the Arts.

(New specification for teaching from 2015)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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