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Textiles’ A’ Level - OCR

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Specification Title

Specification Code

OCR

A Level Art and Design – Textiles Endorsement

H200/H600

 

Course Leader:  Miss Spicer

 

What’s it all about?

Textiles is widely studied throughout both further and higher education. It is also transferable to a variety of careers in Interior Design, Fashion Design, Surface Design, Fine Art Textiles, and other arts fields.

This is an excellent opportunity to study Textiles in the context of art. This course allows you to develop your Art, Textiles and Design skills through the exploration of a variety of materials and processes.

The course includes practical textiles, making and manipulating fabrics and other materials. The development of your projects will be informed by analysing artist’s work.

Assessment for A level consists of two components, one practical coursework element and one externally set task.

The course includes joint study trips to London, visits to museums and art galleries along with the arts faculty. There will also be the possibility of a Foreign Trip.

 

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSE’s GRADE 9-4 including GCSE grade 5 in Textiles, Art, Design Technology, Craft, or equivalent design based course.

 

What will I learn on this course?

  • You will develop strong drawing skills
  • You will have the opportunity to work in one or a combination of the following disciplines: Fashion, Interiors, and/or Fine Art Textiles.
  • You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of materials and processes.
  • You will develop your own portfolio of work to enable you to apply for courses in higher education and employment.
  • You will be given the opportunity to study artists’ work from Primary sources.

 

How will I be assessed?

60% Coursework, 40% Controlled Test

 

What do your current students say?

‘’The post 16 Textiles course at WSC is a hard working but fun and creative learning environment, we have our own 6th form area where we can work throughout the day and the teachers are excellent and very supportive’’

Is there anything else I need to know?

Future prospects:

From this course you would normally progress to further and higher education through a foundation course or directly onto a degree course.

 

Who can I contact for further information?

NSpicer@educ.somerset.gov.uk

 

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