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Textiles AS GCE AS Level at Weatherhead High School

Course description

AS students will be expected to complete:

Coursework Portfolio - the portfolio is derived from initial starting points, themes or topics that are determined by the centre.

Controlled Assignment (5 hr) - This will be a response to a question set by OCR .You will be encouraged to explore and express ideas through various media of your choice, having carried out your research over a period of time, 4 - 6 weeks before the controlled test date You will be required to produce a focused piece of work in a 5 hour period.

Entry requirements

All AS students must have at least a C grade at GCSE level, in either Fine Art or Textiles to join the course.


OCR set out very clearly ,four assessment objectives in the areas of skills, knowledge and understanding which students have to demonstrate through all aspects of the course .The assessment objectives are the same for both AS and A2. Students are given their own copy of the assessment criteria early in the course when it is also explained to them what needs to be completed to achieve the higher grades

Future opportunities

Career prospects include - Illustrator, Product Design, Tattoo Artist, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Designer, Textile Artist, Art Therapist, Interior Designer, Stylist, Merchandiser and many more.

Further information

Students are able to take Textiles and Fine Art as separate subjects, enabling students to achieve 2 A Levels. So Fine Art can be studied alongside Textiles if desired. The Department is extremely well equipped and staff are keen that the studios are available for Sixth Form use outside lesson times. Students are encouraged to continue working during their free time and also during lunchtimes. The facilities are also available after school on negotiation with staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year