Textiles Key Stage 4

Component 1: Part 1-Sustained Project: Around the world of TextilesComponent 1: Part 1 will be a mini workshop based on a Textiles around the world, looking at textile artists and designers exploring the history of textiles and their fashion. They will explore a journey of exploration through understanding and investigating the theme creating mini samples from different parts of the world using a variety of materials and techniques based on that culture and society.
Component 1: Part 2: Sea lifeStudents will produce work based on the theme of Sea Life, looking at Textiles artists, designers and craftspeople, developing an understanding of the theme which will influence their design process to create a final textile outcome that is innovative, personal and exciting to create.
Project 2: Sea Life ContinuedStudent will continue the Sea Life Project making sure all assessment objectives are met through their project. The course will cover the AQA Textile Art Assessment Objectives -1. Develop (Research and links) 2. Refine (Exploring and experimenting), 3. Record (observational work) and 4. Present (Final Response), including drawing and written contextual analysis of their work and works of others which will be evident through sketchbooks and Journals. Encouraging creativity, design awareness and career opportunities within the context of textiles and art. Coursework will consist of work in a range of different textiles media for Component 1 (60%), for example; Free hand machine stitching, Batik, drawing (using colour, various media), fabric print design, photography, fabric transfer printing , sculptural textiles and much more . Ongoing contextual studies will be referenced throughout their GCSE to help students to develop a broader understanding of contemporary and traditional textiles.
Component 2 Externally Set Assignment ( 40%)Students will be given the exam paper in January where they will pick one question and produce a unit of work that explores all 4 assessment objectives in a coherent and cohesive manner making sure all prior knowledge is evident in the portfolio and answers the question chosen, leading to a practical examination of 10 hours in controlled conditions.

For more information about Textiles in the Curriculum contact Joanna Chapman. Email jchapman@roundhill.bepschools.org