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Textiles (Art and Design) AS/A Level ( AQA ) at Allerton High School Business and Enterprise Specialist School

Course description

Textiles is now commonly regarded by employers and universities as a complex and demanding subject.  If you study Textiles AS Level, you show that you can be analytical, are willing to be challenged by practical and intellectual problems, can work independently, that you can research a subject thoroughly and bring it to a visual and written conclusion.  AS Level Textiles gives you the confidence to communicate your ideas in a wide range of exciting and innovative ways.

 

 

Course content

The course will include the following:

September-October - Skill Building

October-January - Unit 1 Development project/portfolio work

February-May - Unit 2 Exam

AS Unit 1: A portfolio of work internally assessed and externally moderated - 60%

Students will produce a portfolio of work that includes work for sketchbooks, photographs, observational drawings and study sheets, development of ideas using different materials, artist research and a final outcome based on a theme chosen by them.

AS Unit 2: Externally set assisgnment internally assessed and externally moderated - 40%

Students will be given a choice of up to 5 briefs by the exam board and given a set number of weeks to research and develop ideas for the 5 hour exam, in that time students are to produce a piece of development or final piece for this unit.  Students must then complete a final outcome for this unit.

Students who wish to do the full A Level will study:-

September-November - Skill Building

November-March - Development project/portfolio work

A2 Level Unit 1: Personal Investigation - internally assessed and externally moderated - 60%

A practical unit with a written element between 1000-3000 words on the theme of issues based art that includes sketchbooks, photographs and manipulations, observational drawings and study sheets, development of ideas using different materials, Artist research and a final outcome.

A2 Level Unit 2: Externally set assigment - internally assessed and externally moderated - 40%

Students will be given a choice of up to 7 briefs by the exam board and given a set number of weeks to research and develop ideas for a final outcfome.  Students have a 15 hour exam to produce a final outcome for this unit.  All externaly set exam units will be held under exam conditions.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or equivalent including English and Maths and also grade 9-5 or above in GCSE Textiles Technology, Textiles or Art and Design or a Distinction/Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art.  Students who have studied BTEC will need to show a portfolio of work

 

Assessment

The Units are assessed internally in May and moderated externally in June.  Work will be displayed as a matter of course.

 

Future opportunities

What can I do with Textiles?  Study further, work in galleries, Commercial Art, Art Therapy, Games Designer, Photographer, Architect, Web Design, Illustration, Teaching, Interior Design, Fashion Designer, Textiles, Special Effects and lots more.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Phull at Allerton High School on 0113 2034770.

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: 02 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 25

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr B Harding
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 2034770

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