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GCSE

AQA

Course Summary

Textiles isn’t just about sewing, knitting and making a cushion! The aim of this course is to learn to express an idea or theme visually through experimentation and manipulation.

What will students learn?

In year 10, you will learn how to develop your textiles and artistic skills such as drawing, sewing, fabric painting, felt making, silk painting, construction and imaginative thinking. During this time you will also begin to understand the importance of taking inspiration from artists and textile designers in contemporary societies, other times and different cultures. You are required to produce information pages to demonstrate your ability to identify the links your textiles work has with the ideas of others.

 

The projects completed always result in a final piece: this is the conclusion to the project. Your sketchbook will contain initial experiments that relate to the title you have been working on; the final piece will be a product of this development work.

How will students be assessed?

ASSESSMENT Coursework: 1 project (which includes a sketchbook of preparatory work and a final piece). This is completed at school during a controlled period of time. COURSEWORK IS WORTH 60% OF YOUR FINAL MARK.

Exam: 1 project (which includes a sketchbook of preparatory work) and a image which is completed in a 10 hour practical exam. EXAM IS WORTH 40% OF YOUR FINAL MARK.