Week 1 (w/c 14th October 2019)

KS4 Art & Textiles

GCSE ART & TEXTILES

WHY STUDY TEXTILES?

If you enjoy:

  • Thinking creatively
  • Freedom to pursue creative ideas.
  • Experimenting with mixed media techniques.
  • Working with Fabric.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Learning a range of surface decoration techniques.
  • Learning Hand Drawing Skills.
  • Designing & Making Innovative Garments, Home ware, Children’s Toys & Textiles Art.
  • Using Sewing Machines & Computerised Embroidery Machines.
  • Learning pattern cutting skills.
  • Textiles isn’t just for Girls!

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

  • Doing practical work; making several products in a variety of materials
  • Using computer design software; CAD/CAM
  • Making products from your own design briefs.
  • Working individually and as part of a team

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

  • Controlled Assessment – The controlled coursework will be completed within the two year period
  • Examination – The exam will be a 10 hour practical exam where students will produce a final product.

WHERE CAN THIS SUBJECT TAKE ME?

  • Many of the students who enjoyed studying GCSE Textiles have gone on to study A Level Textiles and Fashion Design. The course links closely with Graphics, Art and Design, and Photography.