Textiles Curriculum

Textiles runs for GCSE students only (Years 10 and 11).  Please see Art and Design for details of the course taught in Year 9.

Click on the links below to jump to a particular Year Group:

Year 10
Year 11

 

Year 10 (exam board: AQA)

Autumn Term
Students will develop their skill set by learning a range of new textiles techniques and processes under the title assignment of ‘Embellishment’. They will work in a small sketchbook and learn techniques such as Batik, print, transfers and many more.

Spring Term
Students will complete a final garment for their embellishment assignment showing off the skills they have gained in the first part of the course.

Summer Term
Students will start a second assignment entitled ‘Sea Life’ building upon already learnt skills and respond personally to the subject matter allowing for more diversity and personal style. They will study the work of other artists and designers and evaluate their own practical responses.

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Year 11 (exam board: AQA)

Autumn Term
Students will build upon their second project, completing a final outcome. Student will then create one last mini coursework project based on ‘Culture’.

Spring Term
All students will be issued with their GCSE paper, handed out on the first teaching day of January. The paper consists of approximately 7 titles. Students will chose one of these as their starting point and complete a whole project based on this. Students will sit a ten-hour exam spread over a two-week period, in which they will independently complete a final outcome for their chosen exam. This exam will make up 40% of their overall grade.

Summer Term
Finally, students will finish off and present their coursework in a portfolio selecting the best and most thorough work for external assessment.

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