The Creative Arts department is a dynamic, hard-working team who work together creatively so that every pupil can achieve within the subject, making the arts accessible, inclusive, and meaningful through diverse approaches to creative and technological innovation. Our curriculum is designed to foster independence through differentiated and self-directed work. We develop a lifelong desire to learn, explore, create and invent. The creative art curriculum is committed to the process of creating and reflecting on the products we make. We encourage students to experiment, persevere and arrive at their own unique solution while promoting skill building, discovery, and innovation.


Textiles GCSE covers a wide range of textiles skills including:

  • Machine Embroidery

  • Hand Embroidery

  • Applique

  • Fabric Painting

  • Batik

  • Fabric Collage 

  • Fabric Printing

  • Garment making



Students start the course by being given a taster of a range skills over the first term. The second term students choose between two projects and complete a unit of work based around their chosen theme and techniques. In the third term students begin their main coursework unit which continues into the second year of the course and this unit is based on the students independent choice of study. The coursework is 60% of the overall grade. During the second year of the course students will complete a practical exam which they will have 12 weeks preparation time before having a 10 hour supervised controlled assessment.

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Manchester Communication Academy is part of the Greater Manchester Academies Trust

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3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham,
Cheshire,,WA14 2DT.

0161 202 0161

Silchester Drive



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