What qualities/skills do I need to do this subject? To study Textiles Art, you need to be imaginative, creative and have an ability to be innovative.  You need to be confident in designing and making, with a strong work ethic.  You need to be organised and committed to high standards.  You need to have some drawing skills, and be able to research and form your own opinions about the work of others.

What will I learn? You are required to work in one or more areas of Textile Design, such as those listed below. • Fashion and/or costume • Printed and/or dyed materials • Domestic textiles • Constructed and/or applied textiles • Constructed and/or stitched and/or embellished textiles

What qualifications will I get? You will gain one full GCSE in Art & Design Textiles

How will I be assessed? All the work you produce over Year 10 and 11 will form part of your course work portfolio and is worth 60% of the overall mark.  Your work will be regularly assessed in a diagnostic format with targets for improvement to help you maximise your grade.  40% of the overall mark will be awarded for the examination project when you will have four weeks to prepare your work and 10 hours of controlled test to finish your work.

How can I use this qualification in the future?  Which courses can I do? Following a GCSE in Textile Art & Design can lead on to studying a NVQ, BTEC, or A-Level in any of the areas of Arts and Technology.  By becoming skilled in Textiles Art, you will be opening up many opportunities, as Textiles are used on everything from furniture and soft toys to automotive, aviation, and mechanical application. Careers in Textiles include: Interior Designer, Window Dresser, Teacher, Surface Pattern Designer, Advertiser/Promoter, Fashion and Retail, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Stylist, Sales, Marketing Buyer and Management, TV, Video and Film, Artist Maker.