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Design and Technology (Textiles) A Level at Driffield School

Course description

This  course  comprises  of  four  components  of  work completed  over  two  years.    Students  wishing  to gain  the  AS  qualification  will  be  able  to  do  this  and will  complete  two  components  of  work.  This  course aims to develop your enjoyment of Art and Design, it positively encourages you to express yourself creatively and  proclaim  your  individuality!  The  courses  aims  to develop  the  students’  art  and  design  skills,  subject knowledge  and  personal  responses  to  a  variety  of themes and projects. A wide variety of media will be experienced, including drawing and painting, 3D design with opportunity to incorporate computer aided design and  manufacturing.  Alongside  this  practical  work, students will research contextual studies investigating  the professional practice of artists, designers, architects and craftspeople.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C in any subjects at GCSE.  It is helpful if you have  studied  Art  and  Design,  Graphics  or  Textiles. Coursework  and  research  outside  of  school  is  an essential  part  of  this  course.    Above  all,  you  should enjoy being creative, imaginative and have a real desire to express yourself through art and design.


A-Level Component 1: 60% of A-level
This  is  a  practical  unit  with  written  elements  in  which students are expected to develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished piece or pieces of work.  The practical elements should  be  linked  with  some aspect  of  contemporary or  past  practice  of  artists,  designers  or  crafts  people. Students are required to include 1000-3000 word essay or annotation of their practical work.
A-level Component 2: 40% of A-level
External Set Assignment.  There will be a choice of eight questions  and  after  researching  the  selected  theme, students will work on outcomes using 15 hours of time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

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