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Textiles

A Level - Textiles

Entry Criteria:
• You will need to achieve the pathway criteria, please see the prospectus for further information
• You will need to achieve a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
• You will need to achieve a Frade 5 or above in GCSE Art or Technology.

Coursework/Examination Requirements:
AS Assessment One examination worth 40% and coursework worth 60%
A Level Assessment Preparatory sketchbook and timed examination worth 40% and coursework worth 60%

Awarding Body/Specifications: EDUQAS

Advanced Level (A Level):
The textile design course offers the opportunity to develop skills over a broad range of textile and fashion techniques and applications,
such as printing, weaving, knitting, mixed media, digital applications, surface design and embroidery.

The following units will be covered on this course:

AS/Year 12 Units
Unit 1

You will experiment with a range of techniques that allow you to explore ideas
through research and experimentation. The development of your ideas are
presented in both sketchbook format and as practical outcomes.
Unit 2
The externally set assignment has a broad thematic starting point and is intended
to build on the knowledge, skill, understanding and independence you have
gained from Unit 1.

A Level/Year 13 Units

Unit 3

A personal project building on the knowledge and experience you have gained
during the AS course. You will develop and refine ideas for original practical
work supported by a linked personal study. This unit includes a written element
of no less than 1,000 words.

Unit 4 Is it the NEA?
The externally set assignment has a broad thematic starting point and
represents the culmination of the knowledge and experience you have gained
throughout the course. There is a timed element of 15 hours.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS): If you choose to study this subject as an AS only, you will cover the AS unit content and be examined at the end of Year 12 by one examination equating to 40% of the grade plus coursework which is 60%.

Progression: This qualification will help you progress to Higher Education for an Art foundation course or Degree in a creative subject, leading to one of the following careers: Textile Designer, Fashion Designer, Garment technologist, Pattern/ Print Designer, Visual merchandiser, Retail Buyer, Fashion illustrator, Fashion Marketing or Journalism, Photography

Opportunities: Visits to exhibitions and the opportunity to participate in workshops offered to Sixth Form students by the Norwich University College of the Arts.

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