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Fashion (Textile Design) A and AS level at The Heathland School

Course description

Fashion (Textile Design) is designed to broaden the students’ knowledge of Fashion & Design. Students are given the opportunity to visit fashion shows and exhibitions in order to develop their designing skills.  A range of practical projects are carried out throughout the course.

The course is designed to cover a wide range of relevant topics and will further develop the student’ understanding of Textiles in a rapidly changing society.  The course will be of value and interest to students whose principle concerns lie in a variety of subjects, especially Arts, Design & Creative Textiles.

Course content

AS Units

  • Unit 1: (60%) Students produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes determined by the department. The focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, acquisitions of techniques.
     
  • Unit 2: (40%) Students select one starting point from an early release question paper. Students will be given a minimum of 3 weeks to plan and prepare. Students are then given 10 hours of controlled time to work on developing their idea into outcome.

A2 Units

  • Unit 3: (60%) Students submit one major project which has a personal significance. The investigation includes a related person study that must be between 1000 – 3000 words.
     
  • Unit 4: (40%) Students select one starting point from an early release question paper. Students must be given a minimum of 3 weeks to plan and prepare. 15 hours of controlled time: candidates work to plan and then realize ideas into a final outcome.

Entry requirements

Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and a total point score of  42+ in the student’s best 8 subjects.

Future opportunities

Design & Technology provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop their problem-solving and organisational skills. It is the only ‘A’ level subject which provides opportunities for developing and generating evidence for assessing all six key skills. Textiles could lead you into a future in any of the following areas:

  • Fashion & Textiles Design
  • Interior Design
  • Art & Textile Degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heathland School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years

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