Art: Fashion and Textiles
Exam Board: Edexcel
GCSE Art: Fashion and Textiles is a creative course that will inspire all budding designers. It is a fast and furious intense three years, full of new techniques and ideas inspired by interior and fashion designers. Textile design involves an arrangement of different disciples embracing both contemporary and traditional technologies. These involve the specialisms of Constructed Textiles, Dyed Textiles, Printed Textiles, Fine Art Textiles and Fashion Textiles.
Course break down:
- In Year 9 you will explore and understand all types of techniques described above. You will learn how to use a sewing machine as well as important skills such as drawing, researching into creative makers and responding to the work of others.
- In Year 10 you will begin the coursework which will be submitted for your GCSE. The theme is selected to be broad and allow a lot of sub themes and interpretations. You will build on the skills learnt in Year 9 focusing on your areas of strengths but still including drawing, photography, artist research, responses and developmental studies.
- In Year 11 you will continue your body of work from Year 10. You will develop your ideas to create independent, personal work. In order to gain examination experience you will complete a 10 hour mock exam and produce a final outcome. This will count towards 60% of your final controlled assessment grade.
- Year 11 Externally Set Assignment: This project, which is worth 40%, is directed by the examination board but will be similar, in structure, to the sketchbook completed in Year 10 and 11. At the end of this, you will produce a final piece in examination conditions, you are given 10 hours for this assessment.
A GCSE in Textile Design can lead to studying A Level Textiles Design as well as developing a breadth of creative skills which compliment a wide range of subjects and career paths.
60% controlled assessment, 40% examination. Both controlled assessment and exam work will be assessed through the Edexcel board’s assessment criteria over four key assessment objectives: recording, experimenting, developing and producing an outcome.