EXAM BOARD AQA
QUALIFICATION FASHION AND TEXTILE DESIGN
PERIODS PER WEEK IN YEARS 10/11 3
HOME LEARNING EXPECTATIONMINIMUM OF 1 HOUR PER WEEK
This course is designed to encourage each individual to pursue their own line of enquiry into various genres in fashion and art. It encourages the development of research methods and documentary techniques and will equip students with practical skills required for further and higher education and a wide range of careers. Pupils will develop skills with a wide range of materials, using a vast array of techniques.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
Two units of work consisting of teacher led projects and one externally set exam.
These are based on projects introducing a diverse range of textile techniques and materials.
Major Projects – ASSESSMENT
Unit 1: Portfolio of work – Teacher led projects. 60%
Unit 2: Externally set exam – Personal project chosen by the student. 40%
All components of coursework will be set and marked by your art teachers out of 96, then externally verified by a moderator.
What key skills will you develop?
- Critical Thinking
- Global Perspective
- Interpersonal Abilities
What careers will this subject help prepare you for?
As this course is delivered through the Art specification it is ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in:
- Fashion design
- Graphic design
- Media related careers
- Fashion and Textiles Teacher/Lecturer
LINK TO FURTHER STUDY AND CAREERS
u-xplore – inspiring careers education. U-Explore strive to make careers information, advice and guidance the best it can be.
CCskills.org.uk – Help and advice for your creative career.
THE-DOTS.co.uk – Inspiration/contacts/freelance/companies/jobs/workspaces/courses
ARTSCOUNCIL.ORG – championing, developing and investing in the arts and culture in England.
Studentartguide– Helping Art/Textile students excel.
ArtDaily– ArtDaily is an online newspaper that covers Art/Textile events around the world.
Colossal– Daily creative new and platform for contemporary artists.
Saatchi– Saatchi is a worldwide online art gallery. The site was created for art students who want to meet others around the globe, display work, and get critiques.