Art and Design (Textiles) A Level at Oldershaw Academy
Throughout both the AS and A Level course, students will be encouraged to develop their work through a variety of approaches and techniques identifying their own areas of strength. Practical work is taught by specialist art teachers and A’ level work is usually carried out in the Sixth Form Studio, which enables students to continue work during private study periods. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities, including artists’ workshops and trips to galleries in London, Manchester and Liverpool and overseas visits to Europe and the USA.
This course is both a form of communication and a means of expressing ideas and feelings. It provides the opportunity for personal expression, encourages imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, analytical abilities and practical skills.
Visits to a museum and knowledge of current designers and crafts people form an essential part of the artistic appreciation needed and students will have to be able to communicate and explore current trends with fluidity.
Grade C or above in GCSE Textiles and English Language. Good grades in other supporting subjects are likely to provide the best basis for success.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.