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Level: GCSE Examination board: Edexcel Specification: Edexcel/1TE0

GCSE course outline

This course is an exciting practical programme of study. It involves the creation, selection and manipulation of a range of materials across a number of processes. These include weaving, knitting, felting, embroidery, construction techniques, applique, printing and batik. Students will have the opportunity to lead their work in a direction that best suits their interests and strengths.

Skills required

Students must be enthusiastic and already have a keen interest in the creative arts. They should be open to new processes and techniques, and be willing to experiment with these. Drawing is an essential skill in the design and development process, from initial ideas right through to the finished product. However, photography and computer based design can be used to aid this process.

Assessment method

Coursework: 60%

Personal Portfolio - Component 1

Internally set projects- including sketchbooks, research, development of ideas through sampling both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally, experimentation using a range of media, processes and techniques. All work is supported by contextual research.

Coursework is completed over Year 10 and term 1 of Year 11.

Examination: 40%

ESA (Externally set assignment) – Component 2

The ESA represents the culmination of the course as it draws together all the knowledge, understanding and skills that have been developed in component 1.

10 hour controlled assessment- practical exam- date set in the spring of Year 11.

Post 16 opportunities and careers

LVS Ascot sixth form offers many Art based A levels, including Art Textiles.

Careers linked to the subject

Fashion designer, Textiles designer, Film/Television/Theatre Costume designer, Fashion buyer, Teacher and merchandising as well as supporting many other careers in the creative industries.

Textiles has opened my eyes to a different world within Art. Crystal

Get in touch

For more information contact the Head of Department.

Name: Mrs Rebecca Sandford

Email: Rebecca.Sandford@lvs.ascot.sch.uk