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Textiles A Level at Accord Sixth Form College (@ Ossett Academy)

Course description

During your two years, students learn how to convey and interpret ideas, feelings and observations into textile work and record experiences, mainly in visual form. They will also develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources alongside studying the work of historical and contemporary Textile and Art practitioners. We like to take students out of their comfort zones to discover new experiences, whilst at the same time being guided and supported. Part of the course involves exploring ideas, discussing and evaluating images, using understanding to develop and realise potential through textile work. We also encourage students to participate in all aspects of Textiles such as combined visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English. Entry subject to portfolio review.

Assessment

Students produce a portfolio of work for coursework in Component 1 which is a Personal Investigation, while Component 2 is an externally set assignment.

The elements are worth 60% and 40% of the total grade. A 1000-3000 word essay will form part of Component 1. Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.

Future opportunities

The personal attributes and skills that you develop whilst studying Textiles are vast. As students explore unfamiliar techniques and materials, they develop the tenacity required to problem solve at higher levels. The intricate hand eye coordination and flair for design and experimentation with fabric and with numerous materials demonstrates dexterity and adaptability – as well as an eye for detail. Analysing and researching the work of other practitioners’ helps students develop lifelong skills that are transferable into any career path.

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: 19 September 2017
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      At Ossett we realise how important your learning environment is and how the facilities that we provide can help successfully support you in your studies.  Through Student Voice we have worked together to create a warm and welcoming Sixth Form Centre, which houses purpose-built classrooms and an Independent Learning Centre, where students also benefit from state-of-the-art ICT facilities, free Wi-Fi access.  We have also recently added a second Sixth Form study facility which provides additional space and ICT access for independent study.  The Lounge café and Post 16 Common Room provides a great place to eat, and comes complete with 2 large TV screens, network points and student lockers.  It’s the ideal place to meet with friends and take a break from your studies.

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      Housed within the Sixth Form Centre you will find the Independent Learning Centre, or ILC, which is heavily used throughout the day by all our Sixth Form students. Here you will find a range of paper-based and electronic resources which have been specifically selected by subject staff to help support you in your independent study. If you need help with subject specific references, producing a presentation or simply in need of a photocopy then our full-time Post-16 Learning Mentor is on hand throughout the day to ensure that you are fully supported in your access to important information. Whether you need time for quiet private study or maybe some group work, the ILC provides private study booths and communal areas to allow students to work in different ways. The ILC also provides fantastic ICT facilities, with a full ICT suite, free Wi-Fi access and netbook loan. All students have access to a dedicated careers' advisor who is available to help students make decisions about their future progression.  The facilities on offer in the ILC have recently been extended to iBase which is used exclusively by Post 16 students and offers study support for all students throughout the college day.

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