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Art and Design Textiles AS/A Level at The Ripley Academy

Course description

Unit 1 In this unit, students will have the opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. You will experiment with a textiles techniques and develop and refine ideas presenting a final piece of work.

Unit 2 This unit consist of an independent supported study within a chosen theme set by the examination board. A final piece is created within a timed examination.

Entry requirements

It would be beneficial for students to have a GCSE qualification in Art or Textiles Technology although not essential.


Assessment of the AS Textiles course is by the completion of 2 units of work per year which are weight equally.

Future opportunities

This course will provide a suitable foundation for the study of a wide range of design related courses at University or direct entry into employment. Career opportunities would include, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Theatre Studies, Textiles design and Fashion Buyer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ripley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September