Art: Textiles A-Level at Prince Henry's High School
The Textiles course demands initiative and resourcefulness. Students must be committed, motivated and be willing to work consistently throughout the course. Students need to be prepared to think for themselves and work independently, as well as be willing to take risks and try new ways of working.
In Year 12 students follow a programme of skills development that focuses on developing technical skills, experimenting with new materials and processes in both 2D and 3D. Students will to produce a practical project (Coursework Portfolio) where they explore a theme in depth and develop their own personal ideas. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a range textile materials and processes and are supported by their teachers to develop innovative and individual design work. Students are given every opportunity to build their passion and enthusiasm for the subject and are supported in their technical development ensuring the capacity for highly creative and exploratory work and the successful realization of a personal approach to Textiles. From February students will work on a theme set by the exam board (Externally Set Assignment) in which they will complete a project and a practical exam.
In Year 13 students have increased freedom to study areas of interest in depth. After conducting research and following consultation, students are likely to write their own project brief for the Personal Investigation unit. They will begin preparation for the Externally Set Assignment in February, which will culminate in a practical exam.
Specific Entry Requirement: A grade B in either GCSE Design Technology Textiles, Art Textiles or Art is recommended. However, a C grade in any of these subjects will be accepted.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.