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Textiles at Chatham Grammar School for Girls

Course description

This linear course involves the creation, selection and manipulation of textiles and everyday materials across a variety of experiences, using combinations of Art and D&T technologies. Drawing and recording skills are essential. Students are encouraged to develop a knowledge and understanding of Constructed Textiles, Dyed Textiles, Printed Textiles, Fine Art Textiles, Fashion Textiles and Textiles for Interiors.

Course content

• record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights appropriate to intentions • analyse and critically evaluate textiles demonstrating an understanding or purposes, meanings and contexts • use textiles to develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes • use textiles to present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions, and showing connections with the work of others • demonstrate an understanding of continuity and change in textiles in different genres, styles and traditions • identify issues relevant to textiles • research and collect relevant information • visualise possible textile solutions • plan and develop procedures for manufacture and making • synthesise and develop appropriate ideas • use materials and techniques appropriately • demonstrate that they can realise the full potential of their ideas through the techniques of textiles • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contextual references, extracting useful information about working methods, through research into the work of others.

Entry requirements

All students must obtain five C grade passes at GCSE (a GNVQ qualification will also be considered). In addition we expect students to have achieved a B grade at GCSE in a D&T or Art subject.


Component 1: 60% of the final grade 9TEO1 Component 2: 40% of the final grade 9TE02 Three major elements, supporting studies, practical work and a personal study are required within the components. Supporting studies may come in the form of sketchbooks, maquettes, toiles and analysis exploring the students chosen discipline within Textiles Design. The students will be given a broad range of practical experiences within the initial year as a starting point. 12% of Component 1 is allocated to the personal study where students will explore a subject/idea of their choice in at least 1000 words. This will include visual examples of their own work and work of others, sketchbook annotation, notes from trips and visits, exploration of materials and development of ideas.

Future opportunities

Further study of Art, Fashion and Textiles. A variety of career routes involving designing, manufacturing, or commercial buying, for example Fashion and Fabric Production, Interior Design, Journalism and Magazine work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chatham Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2017

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