Fashion & Textiles A Level

Fashion and Textiles at John Leggott College.

What will I learn?

Unit 1: Personal Investigation:
Exploration of a chosen theme leading to the production of final piece (garment/textiles art piece). Many types of textiles and fashion manufacturing techniques will be experimented with throughout.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment:
Students will respond to an externally set theme. They will explore a wide range of textiles and design fashion skills and explore design possibilities. This preparation work will take place in class and end with a 15 hour test period where a final piece will be put together.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English at grade 4 or above and a GCSE points average above 3.2. Completion of set summer task.

How long will it take to qualify?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: Personal Investigation:
A-level weighing 60%.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment:
Internally marked, externally moderated the 15 hour timed test is staggered over several days.
A-level weighing 40%.


Additional Learning Opportunities

In Year 1, you may like to take part in many of the additional learning opportunities around college. In Year 2 you can work towards an AS Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which can help you to diversify and build a portfolio.

There will be trips and visits to inspire creative thinking.

Who is this course aimed at?

Fashion & Textiles is attractive to students who:

  • have an artistic or technical in textile materials
  • enjoy working practically to investigate problems and find design solutions
  • have an interest in fashion and design in its broadest sense
  • want to develop their practical skills
  • would like to find out more about the way a range of textile products are designed and made
  • like to be creative

What next?

The fashion & textiles industry is diverse but you could move into employment or Higher Education in areas including fashion design, interior design, retail management, fashion marketing, fashion buying, visual merchandising, textiles design or print design.




  • A Level


  • Fashion & Textiles

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider