Visual Arts A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Art: Textiles

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course develops your skills and understanding of a wide variety of textile media. We offer you opportunities to explore various dying techniques including traditional cultural practices such as shibori and origami. Printmaking and exploratory mark-making techniques extend your creative practice and students are encouraged to explore a range of modern and traditional stitch.

EXAMINATION BOARD:

AQA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

If you have not studied GCSE Art or textile design at school, you are advised to attend taster sessions and open events.

Why study Art: Textiles at Blackpool Sixth?

Personalised projects taught through specialist textiles skills. We have industry-standard textile equipment, Macs, SLRs and opportunities for live briefs, competitions, exhibitions and trips including Manchester, London, Morocco and Paris. Former students have been shortlisted for, and have won, a number of national awards.

How will I be taught?

Personal practical skills development time. Class and individual practical demonstrations. Peer and self-assessment methods.

Teacher expertise

Several years teaching experience at A level. Industrial experience working as a freelance designer. First Class degree in textile design and embroidery.

What skills will I develop?

  • Communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Self awareness
  • Collaborative working skills
  • Practical skills within textiles and fine art media
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Research skills
  • Justification skills
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How will I be assessed?

40

%
Practical exam

    60

    %
    Coursework

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      What will you study and other information about A-Level Art: Textiles

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      START WITH THE ARTS

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      Where does it lead?

      Recent former students have secured roles such as leather wear designer for All Saints, menswear designer for Sainsbury's, teaching, and trends researcher for Bohoo.com.

      Our Alumni

      Elliott Gray-Medd, class of 23

      HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

      Elliott studied level 2 and 3 BTEC Health and Social Care, GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Blackpool Sixth. He is now working as a teaching assistant at Red Marsh School. He said “The staff are amazing and so supportive. I wouldn’t be where I am without them!”

      Yulan ChanDelaney, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

      Congratulations to Yulan ChanDelaney for achieving excellent grades in her A Levels! Yulan has excelled with A grades in Biology and her Extended Project and B grades in Chemistry and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. We are delighted to announce that Yulan will be attending the University of Leeds in the coming academic year to study medicine. Best of luck with your future studies, Yulan!

      Adam Walker, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Millfield Science & Performing Arts College

      Adam has achieved an impressive Double Distinction star in BTEC Music and a Merit in BTEC Business at Blackpool Sixth. We are thrilled to announce that Adam will be pursuing Creative Musicianship at ICMP, and we cannot wait to see where his passion for music takes him!

      Luke Moore, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College

      Luke is an incredibly talented student who excelled in BTEC Performing Arts – Musical Theatre, achieving an impressive Triple Distinction Star grade. Luke has decided to take a gap year to audition for colleges but dreams to attend a top London-based college, and eventually make it to the West End. We have no doubt that Luke will achieve great success in his future!

      Thirisha Varatharajan, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Baines School

      Thirisha Varatharajan has excelled in her biology A Level with a grade of B, as well as chemistry and mathematics A Levels, both with a grade of A. We are proud to announce that Thirisha will be attending the University of Liverpool in the upcoming academic year. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!

      Maddie robinson, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Carr Hill

      Maddie Robinson has received a Double Distinction Star and a Distinction in Health & Social Care (Triple). We are thrilled to hear that Maddie plans to progress into employment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and we are confident that she will excel in this role. Maddie’s hard work and dedication have clearly paid off, and we wish her all the best with her future. Well done, Maddie!

      David Speight, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Highfield Leadership Academy

      David Speight gained an A grade in A Level Photography and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Film and Television. We are proud to announce that he will be moving onto a Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship at Ascent Trampoline Park.

      Sarah Grogan, class of 23

      FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

      Sarah has recently received A* grades in maths and physics, as well as an A in economics. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah will be attending Cambridge University to pursue her studies in economics.

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