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Textile Design at John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What topics are covered for AS and A2?

The course develops students’ core art skills and enables them to experiment in a variety of exciting methods and techniques. You will explore printing, dyeing, construction, fine art textiles and fashion.

UNIT 1: Coursework Project: 60% of AS (30% of A2) UNIT 2: Externally Set Assignment: 40% of AS (20% of A2)

UNIT 3: Coursework Project: 30% of A2

UNIT 4: Externally Set Assignment: 20% of A2
How is the subject taught ?

A mixture of focussed workshops, discussion work, presentations, research and practical activity.

What do I need to be ‘good’ at this subject?

The Design Industry needs creative individuals who can develop new products and innovate processes – people who can turn an idea into reality. You need to be positive, quirky, disciplined and love Textiles! What career or degree is it useful for? Fashion Design - Fine Art or DT can also contribute to this chosen career path Fashion Journalism - exciting culmination of Textiles with English or Photography Fashion Marketing/Buying - a rewarding route incorporating Business Studies Textiles Technology (product development and testing) - Chemistry and DT with Textiles Education - a greatly satisfying career in teaching this challenging practical subject

Entry requirements

It is beneficial if pupils have followed the GCSE Textiles Technology course or a GCSE Art course. A keen interest in art and design issues and empathy for fabrics and fashion is most important.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years