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Redland Green School

KS4 Art - Textiles

Studying Textiles gives us the opportunity to demonstrate to potential employers that we are creative thinkers. We will develop skills as young fashion or interior designers and produce exciting outcomes as part of that. Students will enjoy studying in an independent learning environment, supported with expert knowledge and have an opportunity to build confidence through skills workshops.  With a heavy emphasis on coursework students will enjoy this practical course.



Exam board:

AQA GCSE Art and Design, Textiles


Number of exams / coursework:

  • Coursework (60%), which is started Sept y10 and completed Christmas of y11.
  • 1 practical exam with preparatory work (40%). This work starts in the January of y11. It is a personal practical response to a given exam board starting point, with an outcome produced over 2 days in early May.


Year 10 Year 11

Coursework Portfolio Development.


You will follow a guided unit of coursework, with plenty of opportunity for personal outcomes within that.


Additionally you will have the opportunity to work in the textiles studio after school to support your coursework development.

Coursework Portfolio Completion, (Dec)

Using your preferred medium of choice to push your own work and concepts, in order  to complete the additional work section of your portfolio.


Exam , (Jan- April)

Responding to a chosen starting point, you now have the skills and we will support and guide you as you work independently


Why is the course sequenced this way?

We start y10 with a directed coursework project as this gives us an opportunity to build on your textile KS3 prior knowledge with an extra layer of skill, pushing for that GCSE standard of outcome. It also gives us time to support you with that difficult leap from being completely teacher directed to the independent learning styles needed in y11.

Towards the end of y10 you will be pushing your own textile creativity to its limits as teaching now becomes more ‘tutorial’ in style as we head to year 11. This will echo the teaching methods of your Textile next step in education - getting you ready for that higher level in this subject, should you wish to pursue this.


How will I be assessed during the course?

  • Regular portfolio reviews with your teacher
  • A mock exam experience


What’s the best way to revise?:

Revision techniques are not needed for this subject, however, the following will be the best way of achieving those top grades:

  • a dedication to a continual production of personal outcomes, either at home or using our weekly after school studio time
  • a commitment to visiting the wonderfully diverse wealth of textile work  in galleries and museums that we have in this city and around us.