Art & Design (Textiles)

Title of qualification achieved at the end of the course

GCSE Art & Design (Textiles) (AQA)

What will you learn/How will you be taught?

You will learn a wide variety of textile techniques, how to use these in your own work and how to analyse, discuss and write about the way artists and designers create work and its effect on us.

This is a coursework-based subject so the work that you do in class will count towards your final grade. Teachers will show you how to use techniques and you will practise these. You will get experience in using hand and machine-based techniques, documenting your work, developing ideas and managing a project. Finally, as well as coursework, you will also complete a project set by the examination board and completed in exam conditions.

By the end of the course, you will be doing projects that you have designed yourself. You will be able to create designs and textile art, but also be able to evaluate images, plan projects and understand the work of others.

Why study this subject?

You enjoy making things. Textiles is one of the first art forms and it allows us to create objects that can be for a purpose, to communicate ideas or just to be great to look at.

Textiles makes you visually aware and able to manage a creative project. It gives you an ability to analyse and communicate opinions about images and ideas. It provides practical skills in making your own designs. These skills are useful in life and in the workplace.

Textiles is an enjoyable activity that allows you to explore the world, ideas and opinions. You will be able to make objects that tell the world what you find interesting, make beautiful things, explore colour and design. Many people get enjoyment and satisfaction from this throughout life.