Grade 6 in Art-related GCSE course or Portfolio
Why Choose Art Textiles?
Art Textile Design is a dynamic course, which enables you to develop a creative portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Textile Design, Fashion Design or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fashion and Textile Design then this is the course for you as it is a fashion-based course in Year 12. It is an exciting and stimulating course introducing you to a variety of experiences, especially exploring a range of textile and fashion techniques. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original ﬁnal pieces and further gain an understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.
What is Involved?
AQA A-level Art - Textile Design is a two-year course and is similar to the GCSE course.
In Year 12, you will develop a portfolio of work through one set theme for example Nostalgia or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas of fashion textiles, fashion/costume design, fashion illustration, art textiles, printing, surface pattern and embellishment. You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic and design skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently. You will develop your own ideas in a sketchbook and then produce creative ﬁnal fashion garments whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of fashion and textile designers with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking the AS course then there will be an externally set assignment.
In the second year of the course, you will gain more independence as the course progresses, which will lead to a personal investigation and an externally set assignment in any area of fashion design, art textiles or textile design. This will showcase an exhibition of your work enabling you to experience presenting your work in your own design space.
of A-level students achieved grades A*-B
what we've been up to...
Optimistic October - Day 26: Put a new perspective on a problem you face. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/oyynFpE6Tv
Optimistic October - Day 25: You can't do everything. What are your top three priorities this week? #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Mj2emM94La
Optimistic October - Day 24: Write down four specific things that have gone well recently. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/94515ERF9s
Optimistic October - Day 23: Recognise that you have a choice about what to prioritise. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Znp9UHLEeL
Thanks to all of our #wkgscommunity students and staff for their fantastic efforts and achievements this half-term. Have a great break and a well-earned rest. We will return on Monday 1st November which is a Week 🅱️ #wkgscommunity https://t.co/MpUd1AEP9j
Optimistic October - Day 22: Share a hopeful quote, video or picture with a friend or colleague. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/yKKX0PfB4s
Huge thank you to all of our #wkgscommunity who have contributed to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal, especially those who helped sort and pack the donations. For more information about @ctmbirkenhead or to donate, please visit: charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk https://t.co/VxBHjBYWxM
Optimistic October - Day 21: Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters to you. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/h9qPwjBWlK
Christmas Food Hamper Appeal for the Charles Thompson Mission
Our incredibly generous WKGS Community have donated food collected during our Harvest Festival week to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially to those who helped sort and pack the donations.
Optimistic October - Day 20: Find joy in tackling a task you have been putting off for some time. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/f2E8q9htzF
House Pumpkin Competition
Well done to all our students who spent so much time and effort making some fabulous creations for our House Pumpkin Competition!
Optimistic October - Day 19: Identify one of your positive qualities that will be helpful to you in the future. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Q3o3fLI5aZ
Optimistic October - Day 18: Set hopeful but realistic goals for the week ahead. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/PV4vdBkLRW
Year 11 GCSE Geography Fieldwork trip to Cumbria, County Durham
As part of their GCSE Geography course Year 11 Geographers enjoyed their fieldtrip to the Lake District, Cumbria looking at flood prevention techniques in Cockermouth and also woodland ecosystems. They then moved on to the Pennines into County Durham to follow the course of the River Tees from source to the sea. Followed by a wonderful set of opportunities to study the coastal landscape of the fast-eroding Holderness coast in Yorkshire, visiting Hornsea and Flamborough Head.
A level Fashion & Textiles Study Day in London
Our A level textiles students had the exciting opportunity of a trip to London to visit the world-renowned Fashion Rooms at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the newly built, highly innovative Design Museum. They particularly enjoyed the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition at the Design Museum!