Art and Design Textiles

GCSE Art and Design Textiles

The course is a two-year Art and Design Textiles course. Students will have the opportunity to study a variety of artists’ work to inspire and develop their responses, usually from a given theme. Using a variety of techniques such as weaving, felting, stitching, printing and mixed media work, students will learn how to develop ideas into an individual outcome. GCSE Textiles students are encouraged to make their research personal, imaginative and exciting in order to promote independent work


What will be studied?

Students  will be taught  how to study artists’ work, developing ideas and textiles samples using appropriate media and materials. They will  learn skillful recording of ideas through drawing and photography. Through the experimentation of techniques learnt, students will be encouraged to develop a personal response.  The exam is an opportunity to showcase skills and concepts learnt through the coursework, but with greater independence.



Course Structure and Assessment

Art and Design: Textiles

(AQA 8204)

Non-exam assessment (NEA) (100%)

Component 1

  • Portfolio
  • 60% of GCSE
  • No time limit

Component 2

  • Externally set assignment
  • 40% of GCSE
  • Preparation period followed by 10 hours of supervised time


Progression beyond GCSE

Students can progress from GCSE Art and Design Textiles to study a more advanced course, for example A level Art, Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles and Photography at college or sixth form. Alternatively students could progress to art college and study a Level 3 BTEC course in order to access degree level qualification.

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