Design and Technology (Textiles) A Level at Driffield School
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.
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.