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Textiles - A-Level at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in a broad range of textile-based materials and techniques. You will learn to research and develop textile ideas in a creative and experimental way for fashion, interiors and/or craft contexts. The art studios boast good resources and you will be taught by experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Course content

Textiles offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting textile techniques materials, and processes for fashion, interior design or craft, e.g. jewellery.  Workshops could include:

  • Fashion and design and illustration
  • Interior design
  • Dying fabrics and yarns (includig batik and tie dye)
  • Hand and machine embroidery
  • Knit and weave
  • Print making and digital printing (heat press)
  • Wrapping and binding
  • Fabric manipulation and applique
  • Developing confidence on the sewing machines and designing on fashion mannequins

Entry requirements

 3 GCSE grades B/5s and 3 GCSE grades C/4s.


Each module is assessed internally and externally moderated. Two modules will be studied each year, one of which will be an externally set exam. Each unit will be based around a theme which will be explored in sketchbook and portfolio work, incorportating artist research and responses, the creation of samples, idea development and a final textile outcome for fashion, interiors or craft. There is also a set piece of written work for one unit in the second year of the course.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to many job opportunities and careers, including fashion, textiles, interior design, craft or clothing technology. You can also specialise in these subjects in Higher Education.

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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