The Textiles GCSE course encourages students to work creatively and independently, using a wide variety of textile skills (both traditional and technological). Through the development of these skills, you will learn to express both personal and practical ideas.
Candidates will produce critical/contextual work in a wide range of areas that may include fashion and costume, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, mixed media, constructed,stitched and embellished textiles. You will use ICT where appropriate and use drawing extensively to support your studies.
You will learn about the work of artists, craftspeople and textile designers in relation to your studies and personal areas of development. Students will be expected to have a genuine interest in all aspects of the subject, a willingness to listen carefully to advice and absorb ideas from their research. You will also need to be well organised and committed to completing up to two hours prep studies per week. It is highly desirable to visit galleries and collect relevant resources independently to help develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the world of textiles, past and present.
Year 9: Students carry out a number of mini projects building confidence in developing, refining, recording and presenting ideas through textiles.
Year 10: Students complete mini projects and start a main extended project, all of which contributes to the 60 % of the final grade at GCSE.
Year 11: Students complete extended project final piece, complete a mini project and in January they start the exam project which is worth 40% of their final grade at GCSE