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, embellishment and digital applications. Students at Dame Alice Owens school usually favour a product focussed Fashion Design route when conducting their personal investigation and examination units. However, students with an interest in other aspects of Textile Design are free to explore all areas of interest. Practical work is produced by researching and developing ideas using sketches, digital exploration, sketchbooks and worksheets, supported by critical evaluation and an awareness of contemporary and historical influences. Practical outcomes can take the form of 3D models and experiments through to beautifully crafted finished garments and products. The Textile Design course content is outlined below, however, students are encouraged to explore any aspect of Fashion and Textile design which interests them: • Fashion Design • Costume Design • Digital Textiles • Constructed Textiles • Printed and Embellished Textiles Year 12 Textile Design will begin with a foundation course which will engage students in a wide range of textiles techniques and experiments. The foundation course enables students to develop a personal style and to discover their own area of specific interest. The personal investigation for component 1 of this A level will begin around Easter time of year 12. SEE SCHOOL'S COURSE GUIDE FOR MORE INFORMATION
|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Art and Design|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||2nd September 2023|
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At A-level in component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.
Degree level study at a range of Universities such as Nottingham Trent, Sheffield Hallam, the London College of Fashion, and Central St Martins specialising in all areas of Fashion, Textiles and Business Management.