Art Textile Design – taught at Clarendon College

Art Textiles – AQA GCE 7204

STUDY OPTIONS – A Level – AQA 7204 Art Textiles

MODULE MODULE TITLE MODE OF ASSESSMENT BRIEF OUTLINE OF MODULE
1

 

Personal Investigation

Coursework – 96 marks

 

60% of final A level grade. Set and marked by the centre and moderated by visiting AQA assessor.

 

 

This is a practical investigation supported by written material.

 

Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme that is discussed and agreed with the teaching staff.

 

Working to this brief students can expect to investigate visual material, historical and contemporary examples of work, whilst all the time honing, refining and improving all aspects of their creative and technical skills in an ever widening range of traditional and contemporary textile mediums and approaches.

 

One or more areas of Textile design may be explored: fashion design, fashion textiles, costume textiles, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabric and materials, domestic textiles and wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles, installed textiles.

All will be explored as part of the first year’s work.

 

As part of this personal study students are required to produce a supporting essay of no less than 2000 words that further supports their chosen avenue of investigation.

 

All work is required to be presented and exhibited prior to marking.

 

2

 

Externally-Set Unit

Assignment – 96 marks

Themes issued by the board Feb 1st.

 

40% of final A Level grade. Set by the exam board and marked by the centre. Moderated by visiting AQA assessor.

 

 

This paper is set by the board and gives students the opportunity to select one of eight possible themes. Students are required to select one and through any suitable format produce a series of developmental and exploratory work relating to this chosen theme. Following this preparatory period students must complete a 15 hour unaided exam, realising a finished or series of finished outcomes informed by their preparatory work.

 

All work is required to be presented and exhibited at the same time as the coursework prior marking.

 

Students are expected to display the culmination of their years’ work in a formal gallery situation prior to its assessment.

 

Career Pathways

Textiles can be used as the necessary design qualification to gain access onto design orientated courses in colleges and universities, particularly Fashion Design, Interior Design or Textiles.  This course will lead to a wide variety of careers that could be pursued; Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Styling, Buying, Textile Design.