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Textiles AS Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is divided into coursework and an examination. During the first year you will be introduced to a wide range of textile skills, techniques and artists to develop ideas and generate personal final pieces. This will include knitting, weaving, batik, polyfusion, applique, collage, mixed-media, stitch and print. To support developing ideas, you will research into a wide-range of textile artists, designers and craft artists to understand their work and use of visual language.

In the second year as the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to work more independently and on a personal level, to develop your creativity, understanding and practical skills.

The exam in AS and A2 is a theme set by the examination board which you will respond to individually. This involves creating your own response and a final piece in timed conditions.

Throughout the course you will learn how to increase your ability to explain and articulate the thinking behind your ideas through written notes and group discussions.

Course content

AS Level (year one)

Unit One: Coursework

This unit is about producing evidence which reflects your skills in a wide range of techniques and media. You will also have to show that you can respond creatively to different assignments by producing alternative ideas and interesting outcomes.

Unit Two: Externally Set Assignment

This unit requires you to develop your skills from unit one in response to a set theme from the exam board. This will culminate in a short, timed, practical examination (8 hours).

Entry requirements

You will also need to be committed, enthusiastic and motivated. An open mind and a willingness to experiment and be creative are also essential.

At least a grade C in GCSE Art and Design or a Merit grade from a Level 2 Art qualification.

Assessment

The exam in AS and A2 is a theme set by the examination board which you will respond to individually. This involves creating your own response and a final piece in timed conditions.

 

Future opportunities

  • Successful completion of the A2 course could lead to an Art Foundation Course, direct entry into a University course, apprenticeships or employment.

Further information

All other creative courses offered at the college complement this subject, as can many other subjects at AS Level such as Media Studies, Film Studies and English Literature. It can also add breadth and depth to a suite of other courses. It is worth considering that this is very much a coursework-based subject.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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