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GCSE Art Textiles

AQA GCSE Art Textiles

This is an exciting course that will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in the creative industries.

Type of subject: Creative, practical, technical.

This subject goes well with: Product design, photography, Art and design subjects.

If you take this course you will achieve:

One GCSE in Art Textiles grade (9-1)

If you don’t choose this subject, you won’t be able to do: A level Art textile.  

How is the course structured?

Students produce two components of work for the GCSE.  

Component 1: A portfolio of Textiles and Art practical work showing a personal response to a chosen theme. Students visit the Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Year 10. They also have the opportunity to work with Leeds College of Art.

Component 2: Externally Set Task is an early release paper issued at the beginning of January each year and will provide learners with six themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points. Students respond to one of the questions and will create a sketchbook, a range of Textiles samples and techniques and final piece.

How is the course assessed?

Portfolio unit 60%

Set task 40%                                                                                                                             

Additional information:

If you enjoy Textiles and Art then you can develop your creative skills and take your work further. If you are interested in fashion or interior design, then this is a great course for you. This GCSE provides a broad experience of Art and Textiles and is an excellent foundation for further studying creative courses. After completing a GCSE in Art Textiles, you may wish to consider A level Art Textiles or Art. If after A levels, you intend to do a Diploma or Foundation Course in Art, you are advised to take a GCSE in Art or Art Textiles.

This is a good subject to choose if you want to become an artist, fashion designer, fashion illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, web designer, interior designer, architect or theatrical designer to name but a few. Most of these require further study at an art school, further education college or university.

Who should I talk to if I want to ask about this subject?

Mrs Edwards and Miss Smith.