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Textiles and Design - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

AS and A level Textiles is an exciting and stimulating course that allows you to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world, in a personal and creative way and perhaps even contribute for the benefit of everyone. Throughout the course you will access and reference the work of other artists and craft workers.

If you enjoy Textiles or Art and strive for success then this is the course for you.

Course content

Both the AS and A2 course have a clear structure of delivery and each unit of work has time plans for completion.

Inherent in all units is the development of skills in using formal elements of line, tone, shape, colour, pattern, surface texture, structure and form.

Historical contemporary and cultural references will be structured and integrated into assignments.

Each unit will be formally introduced and then tutored as required.

Throughout each unit staff will vigorously apply the assessment matrix to promote understanding of the levels of quality at AS/A2

AS units

Unit 1: Coursework - Candidates will work from a given theme and produce a sketch book and finished piece: 60% of AS

Unit 2: Externally set Assignment: 40% of AS

A2 units

Unit 3: Coursework - 30% of A2. Candidates will choose an individual artist, movement, theme and produce an in-depth analysis of this work. It is both visual and written. Finished piece, sketch book and essay.

Unit 4: Externally set assignment 20% of A level


Entry requirements

The course develops skills that are appropriate to a student having GCSE Textiles, Art or Design and Technology.

Students must have successfully completed AS level in order to progress to A2.

Future opportunities

A Level Textiles and Design will be accepted for a wide range of degree courses. Many recent pupils who have studied AS/A2 Textiles have gone on to Costume Design, Jewellery, Own Businesses, Fashion and further study at Degree and Masters in Textiles.  

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: 03 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS - one year A2 - two years