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Product Design (Textiles) AS Level at Graveney School

Course description

At AS, students will have the opportunity to study and work with a wide variety of fabrics and components used in the design and making of textile products. Candidates will work in both two and three dimensional forms. They will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of design and manufacture.

The coursework task is synoptic in nature and should consider all aspects of the specification. The final design folder and manufactured outcome is assessed against
six assessment criteria and submitted, with a revised Candidate Record Form, indicating where the various assessment criteria have been addressed, for moderation.

In order to reach high attainment levels, students must adopt a commercial design approach to their work, reflecting how a professional designer might deal with a design problem and its resolution.

Course content

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application
Written paper – 2 hours (50% of the total AS marks/25% of the total A Level marks)
This unit is externally set and marked by the AQA centre
Unit 2: Coursework – Learning Through Designing and Making
Coursework – approx. 50 hours (50% of the total AS marks/25% of the total A Level marks).

Future opportunities

The course provides skills and knowledge relevant to those who are interested in working in the field of design, particularly textile design, graphic design, interior design, fashion merchandising and buying and many more. It provides a sound basis for further study in Design and Technology.

Students develop skills that contribute to an excellent portfolio of work. Many of the students continue into higher education and study Fashion Foundation courses, degrees in fashion promotion and marketing and primary school teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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