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Textiles A Level at Woodroffe School

Course description

Careers ideas could include any design related degree including fashion, costume, architecture, interior, visual merchandising, marketing and commercial areas of study. Similarly employment in the Textiles field

Course content

Year 12

1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge
Students will follow theory with some practical investigations, starting their NEA towards the end of the year, theme for NEA to be discussed and decided individually with staf

A Level – Year 13

1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge
Students will follow theory with some practical input where needed, the NEA will be completed by end of Easter term. The summer term will be devoted to revision in preparation for both written exams

Entry requirements

Would suit students with a GCSE Grade B or above in Textiles and/or a BTEC in a Design related subject.

Assessment

Year 13

Paper 1 -
What’s assessed: Core technical principles and core designing and making principles
Questions: Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response
How it’s assessed: Written exam: Two hours, 100 marks, 25% of A Level
Coursework is usually hand produced rather than digitally

A Level – Year 13

Paper 2 -
Paper 2 - What’s assessed: Additional specialist knowledge, core technical and core designing and making principles
How it’s assessed: Written exam: two hours, 25% of A Level
Non-exam assessment (NEA)
What’s assessed: Practical application of core technical principles, core designing and making principles and additional specialist knowledge
How it’s assessed: Substantial design and make task, 45 hours, 100 marks, 50% of A Level
Evidence: Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.
Coursework is usually hand produced rather than digitally.

Further information

Visits are encouraged and include visiting a local shirt factory, Bath costume museum and The Clothes Show Live.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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