Art and Design - Textiles (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18
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.
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.
General entry requirement:
Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.
Ideally Art or DT grade 5
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.
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.