A Level - Textiles (Y13 only) at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy
This is an art based qualification specialising in fine art textile design. The course covers all aspects of textiles including printmaking, batik, feltmaking, fashion construction, design and interiors.
In the AS year you will complete one major coursework unit and one controlled test. hrough a series of workshops you will learn all aspects of textile design and produce a range of experiments, preparatory studies and final art work in relation to your theme. In addition you will learn to analyse and evaluate textile artists' work through a series of written and visual case studies. Your controlled test will be set by the exam board and over a specified period of time you will produce preparatory studies in response to the set question. This work culminates in a 5 hour exam.I
n the A2 year you will develop your skills further and produce a more in depth coursework unit. You will also be set a controlled test over a specified period of time culminating in a 15 hour exam. All coursework and examinations are equally weighted and teacher assessed. The Textiles course is extremely demanding and you will be required to do a great deal of independent work. An A Level in Textiles is an excellent foundation for fashion and textile related degrees. It can lead to careers in fashion design, fashion marketing, textile design and interior design.
5 A*-C GCSEs. An art or textile based subject is an advantage but not essential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy directly.