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Curriculum Statement for Textiles

TEXTILES

Subject Leader - Mrs N Slater

nsl@pewsey-vale.wilts.sch.uk

Textiles
The Textiles Department at Pewsey is a stimulating and vibrant environment where all students learn to make aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in making textile art. We aim to encourage creativity and imagination and students use a variety of materials and techniques to communicate what they see, feel and think. They also explore ideas and meanings of the work of other textile artists and learn about the diverse roles and functions of textile design in contemporary life and different time periods and cultures.

At Key Stage Three Textiles is taught for a double lesson a week, on a carousel throughout the academic year with Food and Resistant Materials. Students will spend 12 weeks within the respective subjects. Our aim is to give students a firm foundation in basic skills in a range of media and technologies. We have a wide range of technical machinery and processes, including sewing machines, a heat press, screen printing facilities, dyeing facilities and a range of embellishment tools.

Year 7

Basic Skills Module

All Year 7 students will be taught basic skills that can be applied to all Design and Technology subjects. On completion of this module, they will then rotate between: Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Design & Technology.

 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

3 Groups on a carousel throughout the year 

(12 weeks per group within each discipline)

Batik footstool cover 

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

  1. An object from recycled materials
  2. Christmas Card 

 

Year 8

 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

3 Groups on a carousel throughout the year 

(12 weeks per group within each discipline)

Japanese Shibori dyed Tote Bag 

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

  1. A sensory cushion
  2. Design your own T-Shirt 

 

Year 9
Fundamentals

 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

3 Groups on a carousel throughout the year 

(12 weeks per group within each discipline)

Hand printed wall tidy 

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

  1. Design and make a device holder 
  2. Design a fruit or vegetable stamp- create a repeated printed pattern

 

Assessment

An Assessment will take place at the end of each project. Students will be assessed against Key Stage Three assessment matrices for Textiles. Assessment within Textiles, takes many forms. Firstly through one-to-one support of each student during the lesson, verbal feedback, written feedback and students’ own written feedback. All home learning projects, as well as individual projects will be assessed and given feedback for all students to achieve their potential within the subject. During the course of their study these levels can go up and down as students explore new materials and techniques, as well as the range of disciplines, skills and techniques. Final levels will be based on the complete project. We will always encourage interested students to extend projects beyond the minimum requirement and we are also keen to see any Textile work unrelated to school.

Assessment Matrices

Click for access to Assessment Matrices

Equipment

Students should be equipped with basic drawing materials, a pencil, rubber, coloured pencils and a ruler. Students will also be asked for a small contribution towards the materials they will use in the lesson, at the start of the academic year.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Subject Leader of Art and Textiles is available for extended learning after school, and a timetable for this is available prior to the start of a new term. There are also extra-curricular activities such as Trinity College Arts Award Bronze and Silver. There will also be periodic out of school visits to galleries, Roche Court Sculpture Park, local practicing artist’s studios and museums, relating to projects being undertaken.

Suggested Extension Activities

It is great to see textile work ‘in the flesh’, and therefore by taking your son or daughter to a Textile Gallery or Museum is a fantastic way for them to be inspired by great works of famous artists. Local Museums and Galleries generally offer a range of specialist arts activities after school and during the school holidays.

GCSE Textiles

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

Specification: Art & Design (Art, Design and Craft)

Specification link

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html

Overview

Students will undertake a series of projects to engage, develop and refine their creative practice. A minimum of two projects will be conducted under supervised conditions to ensure students’ extensive development of skills and production of high quality artwork. Through exploring the world around them, students will record ideas based on their personal responses to a chosen theme. In researching a range of artists, craftspeople and designers, students will be able to develop their contextual knowledge. Students are expected to visit Art Galleries, Museums or events linked to their artwork. Students will learn to use a wide range of materials and techniques, whilst recording ideas and reflecting on their progress. Each project will culminate in a personal and informed response evidenced in final outcome/s. Students will be expected to develop their ideas both in and outside of their sketchbook in a sustained manner for the duration of the course and complete a minimum of two hours of independent study per week.

Component 1: The Personal Portfolio (60%) Linked to ‘Growth’ and ‘Adorn, Decorate and Embellish’
projects. The ‘Growth’ project will lead to a Year 10 timed mock GCSE examination. The ‘Adorn, Decorate, Embellish’ project will lead to a Year 11 timed 10 hour mock GCSE examination.

Component 2: The Externally Set Assignment (ESA- 40%) comprising of preparatory work leading to a 10 hour timed GCSE examination.

Year 10

Autumn Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

September –December 

Personal Portfolio introduction linking to ‘Growth’

Visit to the Holburne Museum, Bath

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme. These are available on Classcharts.

Spring Term

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

January –April 

Personal Portfolio. Observational studies, Textiles contextual research, personal exploration of the theme and printmaking. Sketchbook development and external textile visit.

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Safely Contained’ These are available on Classcharts.

Summer Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

April-July

Personal Portfolio. Introduction of Adorn, Decorate, Embellish Project.

Sustained work towards Year 10 timed mock examination

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme Adorn, Decorate, Embellish These are available on Classcharts.

 

Year 11

Autumn Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

September –December 

Personal Portfolio linking to ‘Adorn, Decorate, Embellish’

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Adorn, Decorate, Embellish’ These are available on Classcharts.

Spring Term

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

January –April 

Develop, refine and experiment. Develop own response to the theme.

Year 11 timed mock examination (Jan). Develop a response to their chosen theme.

One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback

 

 

Externally Set assignment examination theme.

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Identity’ These are available on Classcharts.

Summer Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

April-July

Produce work linking to the theme, and planning for Textile Examination 

Final timed 10 hour GCSE examination outcome in May.

A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the specific examination theme. These are available on Classcharts.

 

Textile Resources

On starting the course in Year 10 students will be expected to contribute to a studio fee of £30, which will cover the cost of sketchbooks, their own A2 folder, a larger A1 folder (kept in school), and all equipment and resources used in lessons and to borrow for homework. The studio fee allows for any specialist items necessary to complete their final examination as well as fabrics, canvases, boards and printing consumables.

Assessment

Students are regularly assessed using the exam board assessment objectives sheet, and personal weekly targets. Assessments are reported to parents/carers at intervals during the academic year.

Home Learning

All homework for GCSE Textiles will be treated as coursework which forms part of their 60% personal project. This will be set each week, and will available to view online on Class Charts.

Useful resources
Websites:

www.studentartguide.com
www.tate.org.uk
www.nationalgallery.org.uk
www.npg.org.uk
www.whitechapelgallery.org.uk
www.saatchigallery.com
www.vam.ac.uk
www.royalacademy.org.uk
www.corthauld.ac.uk
www.britishmuseum.org
www.barbican.org.uk
www.southbankcentre.co.uk
www.courthauld.ac.uk

Books, Articles and other Resources:

Vitamin D2, New Perspectives in Drawing- Colin Perry

Vitamin P2, New Perspectives in Painting- Colin Perry

The Drawing book- Sarah Simblet

Ways of Seeing - John Berger

Shock of the New - Robert Hughes

This is Modern Art - Matthew Collings

The Story of Art - E.H Gombrich

 

 

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