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GCSE Art Textile Design

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Why Study Art Textile Design?

Art Textile Design is a creative subject which will allow you to experiment with a range of exciting decorative techniques. This is a practical course which offers you the opportunity to find your own distinctive style. We will explore this through several design and make projects, looking at past and present designers and creating a body of work that shows your creativity.

Course Content & Development of Expertise

In Textile Design you will learn about:

  • fashion design and illustration
  • costume design
  • constructed textiles
  • printed and dyed textiles
  • surface pattern
  • stitched and/or embellished textiles
  • soft furnishings and/or textiles for interiors
  • digital textiles
  • installed textiles

You will gain the following skills:

  • Fashion illustration
  • Printing and dye work
  • Mixed Media
  • Garment construction
  • Decorative techniques
  • Interior design

In Year 10, you will be guided through two or more major coursework projects. A ‘Project’ will include: illustration, research, textile techniques, making, and critical analysis.

In Year 11, you will work independently to develop your own ideas. You will develop your coursework projects before your final examination project. Towards the end of the course, you will be able to revisit previous work to improve it, select the best work and prepare it for final assessment.

Career Pathways

Textile design will allow you to explore your interests in the fashion and interiors industry and textile design.

Qualification Information

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Qualification: GCSE Art Textile Design

Awarding Body: AQA

Entry Tiers: One tier


Assessment Structure

Coursework – 60%
Final Exam – 40%

End of Project Assessments.
Assessment of Coursework from the start of Year 10.
A Mock Examination Project in Year 11.
A ten-hour Practical Examination, Final Assignment to be completed by Easter in Year Eleven.
Exhibitions of work and external Moderation in May.

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