an introduction to gcse textile design

Why choose GCSE Textile design?

GCSE Textile Design is a starting point for a variety of creative careers in print and graphic design for fabrics, greeting cards, costume and fashion, weave and garment construction, interior design and illustration. It provides a good foundation for further education courses in Art and Design, Graphics and Textiles. It is a practical and creative subject, in which pupils are given the opportunity to develop their intellectual character by being encouraged to take risks in their designs, think independently, and develop their imagination and originality.

Art & Design in the Sixth Form

A-level students develop their ability to critically analyse and explore a range of Art and Design themes. Consolidating skills already developed at GCSE, they develop personal responses to a range of starting points, investigating both critical and contextual forms through the use of a wide range of media and techniques. Students can choose a pathway to develop their own artistic ideas; choices include Fine Art, Textiles, 3D Design and Photography. Each pathway makes up a separate A-level, making it possible to study more than one area which will be equivalent to two or three A-level options.