Fashion & Textiles A Level

Fashion and Textiles at John Leggott College.

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.

Entry Requirements

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?

Two years

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

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, buying and visual merchandising.




  • 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