GCSE Textile Design in Years 10 & 11
Course Leader: Miss Bowman
Contact Email: ABowman@tgschool.net
Examination Board: AQA
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination
What does the course involve?
Students who choose to study Textiles at GCSE are keen to design, make creative and unique pieces of textile work. It is an exciting subject which encourages you to consider technological advances, as well as traditional textile skills, knowledge and understanding.
You will learn about fibres, fabrics and components; be creative and understand how designers get inspiration for design ideas, understand the issues which influence textile design; investigate methods to colour, decorate and stitch textile products; test, develop and evaluate ideas; be aware of how textile products are manufactured; know about the use of computers in designing and making.
Over time you will be able to produce exciting and creative designs, to develop a range of textile techniques and construct a range of craft products. Students will regularly analyse products and information in order to inform future design whilst being taught the skills needed to support the generation and presentation of new ideas. Individual work on projects will be essential and develop your time management skills. You will learn to progressively develop experiments, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your work as you progress: you will practice the skills of analysis and evaluation, and use them to refine your emerging practice. The skills you develop during this course will be ideally suited to further study at key stage five, or a further career in Textiles based roles.