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GCSE Fashion at Ruskin - The Priory Academy

Course description

The Fashion GCSE is a two-year course. Students will produce a variety of work from a range of different study areas:

Constructed Textiles
Dyed or Printed Textiles
Fine Art Textiles
Fashion Textiles

Students are encouraged to develop individual skills and personal interests. Those who wish to work in one particular specialist area will be catered for. The approaches to study will vary between projects, but will cover the following:

Observational study; work which is based on direct observation and analysis.
Materials-based study; exploration of the qualities and characteristics of materials; experimentation with processes and techniques to develop skills and understanding.
Thematic study; initiating, developing and modifying an idea to a conclusion, primarily directed by a personal response to a theme.

Critical and Historical study; it is intended that students develop skills in critically appraising the work of other artists and applying these skills to their own work.
Problem-solving study; developing an idea, subject or theme in the fulfilment of a brief.


Special Features

It is expected that students, throughout the duration of the course will visit local galleries and those further afield, as well as areas of interest to a particular project.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ruskin - The Priory Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years