AS/A2 Textiles at Sandringham School
Textiles at GCE level is a popular choice for students with a love of the Arts. Students enjoy working in the studios developing personal finished pieces, samples and sketchbook work. Our aim is to equip students with an understanding and practical knowledge of textiles techniques and processes. We also hope that they will develop a love of the subject and develop as textile artists with a passion for this area of the Visual Arts. The course will provide students with the opportunity to prepare a variety of textiles samples and develop a final piece. Students will look at the work of textile artists and work alongside highly experienced textiles teachers. Students will also enjoy visits to key events such as the Knit and Stitch show.
The AS is a stand- alone qualification and is assessed at the end of the year with an externally set task (internally assessed and externally moderated).
Component 1: Controlled Assignment (Work leading to a 10-hour response). For this unit, students will receive an early release question paper that will enable students to develop a personal response. They will develop a sketchbook of preparatory studies and complete a final piece in exam conditions. This component will form 100% of total AS level.
The AS has been designed to be co taught alongside the first year of A level.
The A Level is made up for two components:
Component 1 (60% of overall A Level): Personal Investigation. For this unit, students must create a major project that is of personal interest and relevance. Students should work through a range of art and design experiences.
The project must include: evidence of planning and preparation, a related personal study of 3000 words, final pieces that show considered personal responses.
Component 2 (40% of overall A level): Externally set task (Work leading to a 15 hour response). For this unit, students will receive an early release question paper that will enable students to develop a personal response. They will develop a sketchbook of preparatory studies and complete a final piece in exam conditions.
Candidates will be visually creative, imaginative and keen to express themselves through work made from fabrics and fibres. They will also be keen to analyse and evaluate the work of professional textile artists.
A GCSE in Art or Textiles at grade B or above is desirable.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandringham School directly.