Key Stage 3
What will I learn?
The year 9 textiles option is linked very closely to art and design: it allows students to develop skills in craft, sewing, designing, creating 3-d products and a variety of traditional and non-traditional textile processes. During the year long course students build their knowledge and skills of a range of processes and contexts.
In the autumn term students study design and will produce a cushion utilising dye and embellishment techniques linked to Pop Art. The next project uses more 3d skills and looks at contemporary crafts; students will design and make items inspired by the theme ‘Tea Party’.
How can I continue my study of the subject at key stage 4?
Textiles will develop skills that will prepare students for studying GCSE Art Textiles in Years 10 and 11. The skills learned are also able to be transferred to Art and Design or a Design Technology based subject for KS4.
Key Stage 4
What will I learn?
We want this to be an inspiring GCSE that will encourage you to consider a wide range of ways of expressing yourself through different materials, media and techniques.
It will help you gain knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design, media and technologies today and in the past, and in different societies and cultures. You’ll also develop an understanding of the different roles, audiences and consumers for art, craft and design. You’ll experience different work practices and look at relevant processes and equipment too.
The textiles course is designed to build your skills progressively. Once skills are established, projects are built around themes. For each project to be successful you are required to fulfil four key learning objectives. These learning objectives cover skills in developing contextual understanding, exploring media, recording of ideas from observation, and presenting an independent outcome.
You will cover skills such as printing, dyeing, recycling media and garment making. Projects studied will have themes such as vintage and contemporary crafts. The course is good preparation for progression to the BTEC in Fashion and Clothing, IB Visual Arts, or BTEC Art and Design. It could lead towards a career in fashion, interior design, soft furnishings, surface textiles, retail industries and more.
How will I be assessed?
The course consists of 60% controlled assessment in the classroom and 40% exam. All work is assessed by your teacher and is based on the GCSE grading criteria. A visiting examiner will moderate a sample of your work. For each project to be successful, students are required to fulfil four key learning objectives. These learning objectives cover skills in developing contextual understanding, exploring media, recording of ideas and from observation, and presenting an outcome.
Course: GCSE Art and Design (Textiles Design)
Exam Board: OCR
Exam Specification Code: J164
Key Stage 5
If you are interested in textiles, you may be interested in the other key stage 5 course we offer, click the link below for more information: