Duration: 1 Year
Contact: Miss Parry
Successful attendance and completion of all GCSE level exams and courses.
Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:
- A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding.
- A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.
You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.
Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2nd January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have ten hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise
Open Evening Documents
Everything you wear, have in your house or see and use has been designed by someone. Many of these people have gone through an Art and Design course in Further Education at college or at university. These courses lead to jobs as Fashion designers, Surface Pattern designers, Interior designers, Textile artists or Teachers. This course would also work well being studied alongside Photography, Graphics, Ceramics or Fine Art. The GCSE Textiles course leads naturally on to then study AS or A Level Textiles too.
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In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.