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Textiles A2 level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

What coursework do I have to do?

AS: 1 practical coursework unit based on natural forms 60%. Through the exploration and sampling of a wide range of textiles techniques, presented in sketchbook form and resulting in a practical outcome e.g. Artwear, 3-D sculpture or wall hanging.

A2: 1 critical / personal study unit of 1000 words with a practical outcome 60%. Based on a theme, concept or social statement of your own choosing. You will develop a sketchbook of research work along with a further sketchbook of samples and exploration work, resulting in a practical outcome of your own choosing.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above – one being in Textiles.


What’s in the exam?

AS: 1 practical controlled test (10 hours) 40%. Set by exam board. Exam questions are released by AQA on 1 st February in the examination year and you have 3 ½ monthsto explore and experiment with a variety of textile techniques before the 5 hour exam, where you will complete the final sample.

A2: 1 practical controlled test (15 hours) 40%. Set by exam board. As A2 but you have a 15 hour exam, over 3 days, and this time you will complete an end product in order to answer the question.

Future opportunities

Higher Education courses and Careers in the following areas:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Textiles Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Textile Technologist
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Machinist
  • Retailing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoeburyness High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years