During the first two terms of Year 9 students will continue to build upon their existing textiles knowledge and skills following a broad based art textiles curriculum working towards gaining the Bronze Arts Award which is a nationally recognised Level 1 qualification.
At the beginning of the Summer Term in Year 9 students will 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.
Examining Board: AQA
|Unit 1||Portfolio of Work
60% of GCSE
|A selection from work undertaken during course of study.||
Throughout the course.
|Unit 2||Externally Set Assignment
40% of GCSE
|One project of work.
Response to all assessment objectives.
|Question papers issued from 1st January of examination year.
Unlimited preparation time.
10 hours of sustained focused study. (Examination)
Numerous art publications are held in the school library, ADT department and local library. Students are encouraged to watch BBC news and read magazine articles i.e. Textiles – Textile Insight Magazine http://www.textileinsight.com/index.html. The Internet is also a valuable resource for researching well known designers. Textile Insight Magazine http://www.textileinsight.com/index.html
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 will then lead on to degree and to a wide range of careers.
These would include: