Textile Design

Examination body: AQA

This popular A Level will allow you to focus on a particular specialism, working flexibly in a range of media including garment making, fabric construction/manipulation, and embellishment and print work. There is an expectation that you will have access to a camera and be responsible for the printing and purchase of materials for your independent work.

The department offers an open-door policy for Sixth Form pupils, which means that you can access the photography facilities at any time during the school week.

The course is enhanced by various opportunities to undertake gallery visits both locally and nationally. You will also be expected to contribute to regular displays.

Entry Requirements

  • Standard Sixth Form entry requirement 
  • Level 5 GCSE Art
  • Pupils without GCSE Art will be required to show a small portfolio of selected work which they have undertaken independently, or complete a summer project for submission post GCSE results.

Delivery and assessment

This course is assessed by coursework and examined units which are both assessed and marked in school and externally  moderated by a visiting examiner to the school.