Level: AS and A LEVEL
Exam Board : WJEC
Location: Bryn Celynnog
Textiles design programmes encourage interdisciplinary opportunities as well as developing a specialisation in one area. Areas of study includes woven, embroidered and printed textiles, and mixed media.
|AR1||Coursework Portfolio – 30%. Coursework based on themes developed from personal starting points. Critical contextual understanding demonstrated through preparatory studies, sketch book and final outcomes. Internally assessed and externally moderated in June.|
|AR2||Controlled assignment – 20%. Externally set at start of February when the preparation period will begin. There will be 8 hours examination time to produce the outcome. Internally assessed and externally moderated in June.|
Advanced (the above plus the following A LEVEL units)
|AR3||Personal Investigation – 30%. Coursework unit based on a theme chosen by the candidate. Students understanding will be demonstrated through integrated images, sketch books, and outcomes with a written element of a minimum of 1,000 words. Internally assessed and externally moderated in June.|
|AR4||Controlled Assignment – 20%. Externally set, timed supervised assignment. Preparation time will begin at the start of February. Internally assessed and externally moderated in June.|
Requirements/skills for entry onto the course
All students should have at least grade C at GCSE Textiles.
Art, Craft and Design are currently recognised as one of the most successful areas of British talent.
There are various employment pathways for a career in Textiles. Qualifications can be used for entry to courses at BA or BSc level.
Careers include: Fashion design and manufacture, textile design, surface design and woven textiles, theatre and costume design , museum work restoring and preserving textiles, design history of textiles/dress , fashion journalist, interior design, teaching.
Staff to consult for further information – Mrs. E. Kerr