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Textiles - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Exploration of textile techniques and processes.
  • Garment design
  • Fabric decoration
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Dye workshops
  • Pattern construction
  • Pattern adaptation
  • Garment construction

Course content

Textiles is about exploring the potential of materials techniques and processes to decorate and construct fabrics, garments and artefacts. The course is delivered through a series of workshops and design projects with any written work integrated into the practical work to give relevance, insight and depth to the experience. Much of the work will be practical involving studio work.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language. Those wishing to study Textiles should have a grade C or above in a related subject and/or a portfolio of work. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.


The AS has two coursework units each worth 30%,a supervised timed task worth 40%.The A2 has one course work unit worth 30%, a personal investigative study worth 30%,a supervised timed task worth 40%.

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Textiles can provide skills which can be used in a wide range of occupations including Fashion Design, Colourist, Merchandising, Stylist, Buyer, Costume Design (Stage, Film and TV), Interior Design (Domestic or Contract), Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles, Embroidered Textiles, Surface Pattern, Gallery Work, Exhibition Organiser, Restoration or Teaching.

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 May 2014
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