Art - Fashion and Textiles

TEXTILE DESIGN                                   

Examination Board: AQA


Students are able to take either the Fine Art; Art, craft & Design; Textile Design or Photography course. To build up a strong Arts portfolio they can take two of the above. However, this is a very demanding option.

Students are strongly encouraged to explore the work of as wide a range of designers and artists as possible to provide inspiration for their own work. The course is taught as an art course and candidates are expected to develop their drawing skills through a life drawing class. Apart from making large pieces of finalised work, sketch books are kept and a folder of studies and research is developed over the course.                                                     

The Personal Investigation (A Level) which is part of the course, allows students to study some aspect of design in-depth.  This normally takes the form of an original illustrated study.  Regular trips and gallery visits enrich experiences and inspire work.

 

AS Level

Available on request, but most pupils will be expected to complete the full A Level.

 

A Level

Coursework: Personal Investigation Project (practical - supported by written material)
No time limit
96 marks
60% of A Level

 

Examination: Externally set assessment

Preparatory Period plus 15 hours supervised time
96 marks
40% of A Level

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.  The written material must be a coherent and logically structured extended response of between 1000 and 3000 words of continuous prose.

 

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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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