See our Textiles Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS4
Examining Board: AQA
During the first two terms of Year 9 students continue to build upon their existing textiles knowledge and skills following a broad based art textiles curriculum working towards developing their Textiles skills from KS3 through a variety of mini projects.
At the beginning of the Summer Term in Year 9 students begin their GCSE in Textile Design which is a broad course exploring practical and contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes, new media and technologies. Textile design is defined as the creation of designs and products for woven, knitted, stitched, printed or decorative textiles that might have a functional or non-functional purpose. Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of textile design such as: Art textiles, fashion design and illustration, costume design, constructed textiles, printed and dyed textiles, surface pattern, soft furnishings and/or textiles for interiors, digital textiles and installed textiles.
Aims of the GCSE Course:
GCSE Content and Method of Assessment:
Course is centre-assessed and moderated by AQA
Recommended Reading Numerous art publications are held in the school library, ADT department and local library. Students are encouraged to watch BBC news, read magazine articles (e.g. in Sunday supplements) and keep these. The Internet is also a valuable resource for researching well known designers.
Key Stage 5 Progression/ Career Prospects
A Level Fine Art is offered in the Sixth Form at Bentley Wood. Studying a broad based Art & Design course at GCSE is a basic requirement for pursuing any ‘art’ related subject at A Level and BTEC, such as Textile Design, Graphic Communication, Photography, 3-D including Sculpture and Ceramics. This then lead on to degree and to a wide range of careers.