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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, stitched embroidery, surface decorated textiles, 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 or creative based industries. You will develop a wide range of techniques and experimental skill-based activities that will help you to build on your individual style and confidence to work independently. Class sizes are small which results in consistent one to one guidance and feedback in lessons. Students are fully supported with textile technique workshops which build confidence and encourage experimentation.

Past Students

The course has 100% pass rate with many students going on to complete undergraduate degree courses at prestigious universities. They have undertaken courses in Fashion design, Costume design, Textiles, Fashion marketing and promotion, Fashion buying, Fashion innovation, and fashion Journalism. Students will be supported in their applications with administration and portfolio preparation.

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, but consideration would be made for applicants who have a creative interest and can demonstrate this through visual evidence.

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.

Purpose and Provision

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Curriculum Map

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