Why Should I Study This Course?
You might choose this course, simply because you have an aptitude in the subject and do not really intend to carry it beyond A Level, but it adds the breadth of study to your offered subjects, and gains you extra points. You may also choose this course because you enjoy the subject and have decided on a Textiles focussed career.
What Would I Study?
You will work in one or more of the following areas:
Constructed Textiles, Digital Textiles, Art Textiles, Fashion Textiles, Installed Textiles, Costume Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Printed and/or Dyed Fabric and Materials, Domestic Textiles and Wallpaper
How and When is it Assessed?
Component 1: Personal Investigation - Assessed in June. 60% of A Level Mark Students will produce a portfolio of work including at least 1 extended collection of work, or project, based on an idea, concept, or issue which demonstrates their ability to sustain work from initial ideas through to realisation. They must be able to show evidence of their ability to research and develop ideas and link their work in a meaningful way to relevant critical / contextual materials. An extended related study of a minimum of 1000 words.
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - Assessed June. 40% of A Level Mark Students will be provided with examination questions from the exam board, they will then select 1 to develop into preparatory research work. Following the preparatory time, students will complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time. In the 15 hours students must produce a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work.
Where Can This Course Take me?
This course will enable further study at University or Art College, where Textiles might be your first subject or an essential support to your chosen career, such as:
- Fashion Textiles
- Interior Design
- Costume Design