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GCSE – Textiles

Exam Board: OCR

Assessment and Coursework Portfolio

This GCSE course is 100% non-written exam assessment, all components are internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio 60%

After learning a range of textile and research skills, you will start working on your coursework portfolio from a given starting point issued at February Half term in year 10, up until September.  From the beginning of year 11, you will then develop your initial starting point into ‘where to next’.

Unit 2: Set Task 40%

There is a set task at the end of the course. A question paper is issued in January and gives a list of starting points to select from. You will have approximately twelve weeks of class time to produce supporting work. The final piece is produced in a ten-hour period. Students can work in any medium of their choice.


As a Textile Design student, you will be introduced to a wide range of processes and skills through investigation and exploration in fabric, drawing and photography. The visual and tactile qualities of materials will be explored and you will be encouraged to learn new techniques, and to experiment with their application in a variety of personal outcomes. Learning from, and about the work of Fashion Designers, Artists, Photographers and Textile Designers is an integral part of the course. The emphasis being on personal enthusiasm and involvement.

The creative arts are one of the biggest employers in the world of work, playing an important part in the industry. With the skills acquired in Textiles, no matter what career you choose, those who can arrange, present and display in a way that is aesthetically pleasing will have an advantage.