What will be studied?
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of media, processes and techniques. Students’ work will develop with both practical and critical/contextual approaches, exploring a combination of the following areas of study: garments/fashion; printed and dyed textiles; constructed textiles; textile installation; expressive textiles; illustrative and digital textiles.
How will I be assessed?
The A Level course is assessed through two components. Component one (60% of total A Level) is a Personal Investigation portfolio of practical work responding to a personally set starting point/theme/scenario. Students also complete a written Related Study which complements any practical work. Component two is an Externally Set Task (40% of total A Level), which is issued by the exam board on 1st February. Students create a sketchbook of development work before sitting a 15 hour exam in May in which a final response is created.
All components are internally assessed and externally moderated.
Textile Design is particularly valuable in careers in textile, costume and set design, visual merchandising, interior design, stylist roles and many more. In a world where trends, fashion and design are central to an organisation’s image and brand, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills. This A Level is a well-respected and rigorously assessed course, valued highly by universities (including those in the Russell Group).
If you need any further information about studying A Level Textile Design please contact Mrs S Moynihan-Case firstname.lastname@example.org