Gcse Textiles Coursework 2011
In May students complete a 10 hour exam piece which is a final piece realised from the exam board at that time.
All students in Key Stage 3 have the opportunity to study Textiles.
Homework will be used as a tool for learning, allowing pupils to develop their research skills and knowledge. These projects include many different tasks which will introduce pupils to new techniques and materials such as blanket stitch, chain stitch, as well as appliques skills with embroidery.
Year 8 Textiles In year 8 pupils are taught through 2 carousel projects, 1. During the felt donut project pupils will be learning about textile artists Lucy Sparrow and link their works to hers, using the skills she incorporates into her own design works. Of textile artists and how skills and techniques they learn can be incorporated into their own designs pieces.
Students will have the opportunity to master techniques including using Computer Aided Design, sublimation, screen printing, transfer inks, hand painting and stencilling.
Year 10 Textiles In year 10 Textile GCSE students begin by exploring the history of textiles and woven fabrics.
We are very well equipped in the department and enjoy the use of two specialist textile classrooms, over 40 sewing machines, two heat presses and two sublimation printers in addition to access to a wide range of art and design materials.
AQA Art and Design: Textile Design Students create a sketchbook and portfolio of work in Year 10 and 11 which allows them to experiment with a wide range of techniques and develop their skills.
Projects change and develop regularly and are inspired by a range of themes and textile techniques.
Examples of previous projects include: transfer printed cushions, constructed fascinators, mini make up bags, fashion illustration task, printed boleros, sublimation reusable book bags, painted shoes, Project Catwalk inspired portfolios and upcycling a garment.