YEAR 9 OPTIONS

GCSE
Art & Design (Textiles)

  • Examination board: Edexcel

This is an optional subject which all students will study for 3 hours per week.

The BTEC Tech Award in Art & Design: Textiles is a vocational qualification closely linked to the demands of the industry. Students will work on set assignments and produce work that meets a brief, just as a real artist or designer would.

The course is designed to prepare and provide students with a choice of routes into further education or employment. It is equivalent to 1 GCSE with a Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass grade. Each assignment will have every task written in detail and it will be very clear to students what they must hand in to achieve a Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

This is course is ideal for students who have a strong interest in Textiles and Art & Design and may wish to move towards a career in some aspect of the industry. Examples of this may be fashion and / or accessory design, surface pattern designer, printed textiles designer, illustration or costume and set designer.

Students will be required to explore a broad range of textiles processes, ensuring the use of drawing is used to develop and support their ideas.

The Textiles Design course is an exciting and diverse programme. Students will explore and experiment with the creation, manipulation and application of a range of materials such as: fibres, yarns and fabrics, and processes such as weaving, knitting, stitching and printing to create final outcomes that explore surface pattern and texture, these can take the form of decorative furnishing items (cushions, wall hangings, decorative panels, body adornments etc.) Students will use the visual language of the subject sensitively and thoughtfully to support their intentions.

Students will cover the following units in their design briefs during Year 10 and the first half of Year 11:

  • Generating Ideas in Art & Design: Textiles
  • Developing Practical Skills in Art & Design: Textiles

In the second half of Year 11, students will complete an externally set assignment. This will take place over a period of 10 weeks of lesson time, allowing students to prepare a practical project with their teacher support. Students will then have 10 hours to produce a final outcome in controlled conditions.

The Art & Design department organise a trip or event to support learning in Year 10. The cost will be approximately £30.

There are various Sixth Forms and Colleges around the local area where you can study A-level and BTEC qualifications. To give you an indication of the grades you may require, if you achieve a level 2 pass in BTEC Level 2 Art & Design (Textiles) you could study BTEC Level 3 Art & Design at Bourne Academy Sixth Form.

This is an exciting course which is ideal for students who have a strong interest in Textiles and Art & Design and may wish to move towards a career in some aspect of the industry. Examples of this may be fashion and / or accessory design, surface pattern designer, printed textiles designer, illustration, costume and set designer.

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