Course Overview

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.

You could complement your studies with attending trips and visits to art galleries and other cultural events where you could enter your work into exhibitions.

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Who is this course 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?

This course is assessed by a personal investigation (60%) and an externally set assignment (40%) The Units are:

  • 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?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Decision making
  • Team work
  • Digital design: Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Pattern cutting

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Fashion & Design
  • Fashion Management
  • Fashion & Marketing
  • Textiles Design
  • Fashion Promoter
  • Pattern Cutter

A Level

Course Leader:
Nathan Daniel

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE English at grade 5 or above with a GCSE average points score of 3.2

How is the course assessed:
You will be assessed by exams and a personal investigation.