A Level Art & Design (Textile Design) Course
What Board do we do? AQA
What is Textile Design?
Students studying Textiles will have the opportunity to work with a variety of textile materials and techniques. Problem-solving will encourage independent learning and creativity, with relevant images, artefacts and resources being integral to the process. The students will have the opportunity to study a range of areas including the history of textile design, contemporary design, costume design and domestic textiles including wallpaper. They will be encouraged to be aware of current design issues, with visits to galleries, retail outlets and relevant exhibitions an important part of the course.
Which subjects combine well with Textiles?
Fine Art, Photography.
What can Textiles lead to?
Textiles students can go on to study on Foundation courses in Art and Design, Costume and Stage Design, Marketing and Advertising, Illustration and Fashion and Textiles Design.
Component 1: Portfolio (taken from the AQA website)
Portfolio of work
· No time limit
· 96 marks
· 60% of AS
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.
Component 2: Externally set assignment (taken from the AQA website)
Response to an externally set assignment
· Preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time
· 96 marks
· 40% of AS
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.