Why study Art Textiles and what will I learn?
If you are a creative student this course will give you the opportunity to extend and enhance your design and making skills and give you an insight into the world of fashion and textiles.
This course will build on your KS3 skills, giving you opportunities to learn new processes, experiment with a full range of art and textile media and allow you to express yourself on an individual and personal level.
You will complete several projects through the course which are designed to give you the maximum opportunity to experiment in a range of different techniques such as felting, free-hand machinery, embroidery, batik, silk painting, knitting, applique, fabric painting etc.
You will be introduced to a range of artists, designers and crafts people, past and present.
How is work assessed?
The course consists of: The Portfolio, 60% and Unit 2: Externally Set Task, 40%. All work produced will be used to ‘build’ your portfolio of coursework. In Year 11, all students complete a mock exam project that also forms part of this unit.
The final exam begins with a starting point of your own choice. You will be guided through the examination project using the skills you gained in year 9 and 10. The final exam is 100% practical-there is no written exam!
All work is marked using 4 assessment objectives. You will receive continuous written and verbal feedback and an end of project assessment with guidance for future improvement.