Huish Sixth

Textiles

Huish Sixth

 

This course incorporates a range of traditional and modern textile techniques and specialisms. Students will work from either visual starting points, themes or design briefs, to produce personal responses. The course builds on experience and skills developed at GCSE level. You will study/ have the opportunity to study from the following specialisms – fashion, printed and dyed textiles, constructed textiles, installed or expressive textiles.

Course content and assessment
AS

  • Unit 1: Coursework based portfolio – 60%. The portfolio will include work that shows exploration of various materials of techniques and focused personal research. Students will develop ideas and techniques appropriate to their chosen specialism(s).
  • Unit 2: Students are expected to choose one starting point from the question paper. They will then generate appropriate work for submission. Students should demonstrate the ability to prepare, plan and relate their response from their chosen starting point, worth 40%.

A2

  • Unit 1: Students must use a personal starting point(s) to produce a major project that shows them working through a range of textile design experiences.
  • Unit 2: Students are expected to choose one starting point from the question paper. They will then generate appropriate work for submission. Students should demonstrate the ability to prepare, plan and relate their response from their chosen starting point, worth 40%.

Extending your experience
This course will be based within the Sixth form centre, in modern studio space with access to specialist textiles equipment and exhibition spaces. Students will have the opportunity to use equipment within the DT/Textiles area to extend and develop their knowledge and skills. We also plan study trips both abroad, nationally and locally to visit galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Entry requirements
The course requires students to have achieved a grade B or higher at GCSE, but we will consider any motivated and enthusiastic student. You do not have to have studied textiles at GCSE to take this course.

Where will this course take me?
There are many areas to choose from, Fashion design and Accessories, Printed textiles including block and screen printing, Dyed textiles including batik and silk painting, Constructed textiles including knit, weave and embroidery and Installed textiles for commercial or domestic settings. It supports careers in many areas of fashion and interior design (mens, womens and children's) Textile designer, Fashion or Interior or gift products, Shoe or Accessory designer, Window dresser, Stylist, Teaching, Buyer/ Merchandiser, Pattern cutter, working in fashion retail, Fashion journalist or Photographer, Theatre or Costume designer.

Mrs C Robertson / Miss A Watkins


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