Textiles A-Level

In Textiles, students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of textile media, techniques and processes.

Both traditional and new technologies will be covered, and students will produce practical/contextual work in one or more areas, including fashion, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles and installed textiles.

Why Textiles?

This course is not only an enjoyable and creative one but also provides a strong foundation for a degree course. It will give students the knowledge and skills needed to go on to further studies or to jobs in a variety of textile-based industries.

Any special requirements?

You must have enthusiasm for creativity and be motivated to study outside of the lessons. Textiles or Art GCSE grade 6, or equivalent is also required for course entry.

What will I study?

  • Component 1 - Personal Investigation (60%): Develop an in-depth piece of work in response to an idea of your own choosing.
  • Component 2 - Externally-set assignment (40%): Select one of eight assignment choices. The final piece(s) involves 15 hours unaided supervised time.

How will I be assessed?

All units will be assessed internally by your teacher and a sample of the work will be seen by a visiting exam board moderator.


Further information

If you would like further information about this subject please click here to view the course leaflet.