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FASHION & TEXTILES

A Level

Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCSE English at grade 4 or above with a GCSE average points score of 3.2

ASSESSMENT METHOD

You will be assessed by exams and a personal investigation.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is ideal for learners who have an interest fashion design, textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and dyed fabric, domestic, wallpaper, interior design, art textiles.

COURSE AREA LEAD

Emma Lattimore

 WHO IS  THIS AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study fashion, interior design, retail management, buying and visual merchandising

  • Would like to be creative

  • Would like to find out more about the range of textile products are designed and made

  • Would like to develop their practical skills

  • Have an interest in fashion and design in its broadest sense

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Core Units:

  • Art & Design: Explore the relationship between practical ideas and techniques with the History of Art and Design and a wider professional application.

  • Externally-set Assignment: This involves the learner showing evidence of their visual language and analytical skills. The exam submission includes a response to set a theme carried out over an in-class preparation period followed by a 15 hour timed test.

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU  DEVELOP?

  • Creative thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Organisational skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Decision making

  • Team work

  • Digital design: Photoshop & Illustrator

  • Pattern cutting

PROGRESSION ROUTES