Entry Requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course, but evidence of creative and artistic ability is desirable.

Alongside the entry requirements for each course, you will also need to achieve the minimum Sixth Form entry requirements.


Personal Investigation: 60% of A-Level

Externally Set Assignment: 40% of A-Level

Next Steps

Careers may include: Textile Designer; Fashion Designer; Visual Merchandiser; Buyer; Fashion Writer; Interior Designer or Teacher.

A-Level in Textiles

If you are interested in fashion and enjoy drawing, designing and making, this is the course for you. You do not need to have studied GCSE Textiles or have any sewing skills to join this course. It is not a problem if you cannot use a sewing machine as you will be taught.

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Course Content

Component 1: Personal Investigation

You will undertake a practical investigation into an idea, theme, issue or concept. This practical work will be supported by written material. The focus of the investigation will be identified independently by you and will lead to a finished outcome(s) (a final piece of work). The investigation will demonstrate your ability to develop a cohesive line of argument whilst evidencing your practical skill. A wide range of techniques will be explored using an appropriate range of materials.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

You will be provided with an externally set question paper. The question paper consists of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. You will be required to choose one of these questions as the focus for your investigations. The question papers will be provided on 1st February or as soon as possible after this date. Following the preparatory period you will undertake 15 hours of unaided supervised time in which they will develop an outcome or a series of outcomes.

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