Textiles Y11

Overall Curriculum Goals

7.       Sketchbook development which holds all artwork, hitting all AQA Assessment Objectives (AO1, AO2, AO3 and AO4).

8.       To be willing to experiment with various materials and techniques that are required.

9.       To annotate/analyse and write about others and own work.

Term 1 (September to December)

Term 2 & 3 (January to May)

Topic Title: 

UNIT 1 COURSEWORK DEVELOPMENT

Topic Title: 

UNIT 2 EXAM

(40% of entire GCSE)

Topic Intent:

Students will investigate a range of artists that focus on structures in their work. Students will take inspiration from this work and then continue to build up their own primary bank of images which can be drawn, painted or printed.


Students will work in their sketchbook which will be submitted at the end of the course as 60% of the entire GCSE.

Topic Intent: Set by AQA

Each student will get a choice of topic for their exam in which they will then independently investigate/experiment with artist research, techniques, processes and create final outcomes.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Drawing.
  • Sewing.
  • Printmaking.
  • Textile experimentation.
  • Artist investigation.
  • Graphic experimentation (Photoshop).

Key Content / Skills:  

  • To deconstruct the Unit 2 exam paper and decide on a topic given by AQA. Topics change each year.
  • To begin analysing the question/topic that students have chosen and to create an action plan on how to approach answering the question visually. (AO3)
  • Experiment with a wide range of media and techniques. (AO2)
  • To investigate various artists that link to the chosen topic. (AO1)
  • To create personal responses to the topic, be this drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or graphically.

Assessment: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 – Each Assessment Objective is work 25% (18 marks each) for a total of 72. 

AO1 - Artist investigation – Due to the natural of the course students decide from various artist which one they would like to investigate

AO2 – Experimentation with materials and techniques

AO3 – Analysing, annotation and recording ideas.

AO4 - Personal responses. This can be final outcomes or drawings/paintings and 3D work that students have created based on their own ideas.

Assessment: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 – Each Assessment Objective is work 25% (18 marks each) for a total of 72. 

AO1 - Artist investigation - This will be individual based on the AQA exam paper and the theme students pick.

AO2 – Experimentation with materials and techniques.

AO3 – Analysing, annotation and recording ideas.

AO4 - Personal responses. This can be final outcomes or drawings/paintings and 3D work that students have created based on their own ideas.

Home Learning:

Students are asked to work on their coursework/sketchbook development at home continuously. This is to ensure all tasks that are started and worked on in lesson are completed at home.

Home Learning:

Students are asked to work on their coursework/sketchbook development at home continuously. This is to ensure all tasks that are started and worked on in lesson are completed at home.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Students are introduced to contemporary artists and crafts people who are working in the United Kingdom and around the world in the creative industries. Students have opportunities to go on trips during the course, looking at contemporary and modern artists who have inspired the creative world.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Students are introduced to contemporary artists and crafts people who are working in the United Kingdom and around the world in the creative industries. Students have opportunities to go on trips during the course, looking at contemporary and modern artists who have inspired the creative world.

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