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Y9 Options- Textiles


Head of Department:

Mrs K Nelson

Examining Board:



What Will I Study?

Students begin the course by working on a number of experimental projects designed to introduce a range of skills, techniques, designers and media that will inspire and challenge them to think about their own skill base and interests. Through this initial period pupils will build up a technical file of skills.

The initial projects will lead onto a portfolio project, which is worth 60% of the GCSE and can be selected from a list of themes or an individual choices. This project is designed to allow for personalisation of work and to develop the skills and imagery of their individual choosing. 

Students can work in a sketchbook, portfolio or on image boards generating initial imagery, design ideas and analysis of the work of others.

This will lead into recording ideas and imagery in a variety of materials and students will begin to experiment with different techniques and processes in order to develop a final outcome.

A large emphasis is placed on the study of the work of other designers and artists and this will heavily influence and inspire projects. It is also an essential part of the course that students spend time on their research and practical development outside of the classroom.


What Skills Will I Develop?

Technical skills and independent study skills


How Will I Be Assessed?

In Year 11 students will complete a practical examination project. Preparation for the final practical exam will commence from the January of Year 11.

Starting points and themes will be supplied by Eduqas.

The examination process is very similar to the coursework element of the course with the final outcome being produced under supervised conditions over two, 5-hour periods.

Students will also produce a mock project to prepare them for this process.

The portfolio coursework project contributes 60% of the final grade.

The examination project contributes 40%.  


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