Art and Design (Textiles) GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School
Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Category :Crafts, Creative Arts and Design - Arts, Media and Publishing
What does the course involve?
The course involves exploring a given starting point which could be based on natural forms, landscape or visit to an Art Gallery. Students will be expected to record their experiences in a variety of media, looking particularly at shapes, colour, texture and pattern. They will learn how to develop their ideas using different textile techniques into a final textile piece. Critical studies are an integral part of all projects.
The textile techniques we teach include fabric painting, surface pattern, creative embroidery, silk painting, batik, weaving and block printing. A sketchbook showing sketches, artists' research, notes, samples, ideas will be developed throughout the course. All design work will be presented on boards for assessment.
Marks are awarded as follows: 60% coursework
40% for a 10 hour examination
Coursework is re-marked at the same time as the examination is assessed. Examination questions are presented one month before the examination
Why choose Art Textiles?
Art & Design - Textiles offers the opportunity to explore shape, colour, texture and pattern in a creative and exciting way.
GCSE Art Textiles is a good foundation for A/S Level Art which is run on similar lines and students can specialise at that level in areas that they particularly enjoyed at GCSE. You will be encouraged to come to voluntary lunchtime sessions as an enjoyable and informal way of working on your projects.
Lunchtime sessions are available three days a week for pupils to use the art rooms in a more informal way.
For those who wish to continue, this course leads directly to A/S level and A2 level Art and Design.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.