Textiles

AS/A2 LEVEL AQA BOARD

Textile design is a versatile discipline that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials and processes in order to produce fabrics for different end uses. Textile designers are expected to work in a multi-disciplinary way to create ideas, concepts, materials and techniques for different applications; for example fashion clothing, innovative clothing for theatre or surfaces for interiors.

During the two year course students will complete two “personal investigation” projects that incorporates two major
elements: supporting studies, portfolio sheets and finished art work. Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points. Disciplines will include sewing, garment construction, fabric manipulation, fabric dyeing, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and alternative media. Students will be required to work in one or more of the disciplines. These elements should be seen as integrally connected. These projects are designed to develop students’ knowledge of the formal elements of Textiles and helps them to improve their understanding of the relationship between skills, developing ideas and art and design practice. Both projects are worth 30% of the total qualification.
The ‘personal study’ will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images. At the end of the two year course students will have an ‘Externally Set Assignment’ (ESA) which is worth 40% of the total qualification. The ESA incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus. Preparatory studies will comprise a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the Externally Set Assignment. During the period of sustained focus, students
will produce final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the ESA.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr N Taylor: ntaylor4.312@lgflmail.org (HOF)
Miss B Brock: bbrock5.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)