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GCSE Textiles

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Sally Richardson

on 14 November 2011

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Transcript of GCSE Textiles

GCSE Textile Design
What does it involve?
60% Coursework and 40% Exam
don't worry it's not a written one!
You will be graded on four assessment objectives:
your drawing (this can be very experimental)
how artists influence your work
your experimentation
the presentation of your sketchbook and a final piece
What will I learn?
You will complete three projects in year 10 looking at a series of different techniques. This year will be about experimenting so you
can take risks, make mistakes and learn what skills suit you best.

In year 11 you will complete one major project and then your exam.
Your whole GCSE will be finished by Easter!
Miss Richardson teaches the GCSE
You will focus on three projects that aim to teach you...
How to use the sewing machine:
You will be taught through workshops and
then be encouraged to develop your own outcomes demonstrating the skills and knowledge you have learnt
Where will it lead?
Completing the Textile Design GCSE is like completing
any other art subject. It is a perfect subject to choose
if you want to pursue any creative employment, or go onto study art after school.
There is an opportunity to go on
to study A level Textiles on completion
of the GCSE.
What sort of person do I need to be?
You need to be able to take risks
To not be afraid of getting messy
You need to be open minded and to listen to and act upon
advice and guidence
You need to be enthusiastic and determined
Some examples of past work:
Typical textile study can lead to the following professions:
textile designer
interior designer
window dresser
costume designer
fabric restoration
textile buying and merchandising
fashion forecasting
and loads more...
Textiles GCSE is not...
An easy option
a way of making your prom
dress on the cheap
for people who don't
like art
Just for girls!
Advanced felt making and using the embellishing machine
Batik and hand stitch techniques
Weaving
Paper making
Experimental Drawing
How to keep an exciting sketchbook
We will look at some contemporary textile makers
Please see Miss Richardson if you have any questions...

Thank you!
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