Fashion & Textiles A Level
What will I learn?
Unit 1 Materials, Components and Application:
You will learn about a range of textile materials and how to work with them, including decorative techniques and pattern drafting. You will also investigate the influence of design on society, including a study of fashion and textile designers, design movements and fashion. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the design process, studying a range of products and design contexts.
Unit 2 Coursework:
You will design and make a number of products which will form a portfolio of work.
Unit 3 Design and Manufacture:
You will further develop your knowledge and understanding of materials and components.
Unit 4 Coursework:
Designing and Making Practice. You will design and make your own product.
GCSE English at grade 5 or above; and a good summer task and a GCSE points average above 3.2.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
Paper 1 – 1 x 2 hours 30 minute exam. A Level weighting 30%
Paper 2 – 1 x 1 hour 30 minute exam. A Level weighting 20%
Paper 3 – Substantial design and make project. A Level weighting 50%
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.
Who is this course aimed at?
Fashion & Textiles is attractive to students who:
- have an artistic, technical or scientific interest in textile materials
- like to investigate how fabrics are produced and manufactured
- 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
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, buying and visual merchandising.
- A Level
- Fashion & Textiles
- 2 Years