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A Level Textiles at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Students who enjoy following through a project from inception to completion of the final product. Practical ability in textiles is of course useful and the ability to design from initial ideas.

What will I be studying?

AS: A one year course, normally taken in Year 12.

Unit 1: Assessment by external examination. Subjects covered include: Source and classification of the main fibre groups, Yarn types and properties, fabric manufacture, finishes and surface decoration, product components, Industrial and commercial practice, development of design and ICT.

Unit 2: Assessment is done both internally and externally. Students produce design and make portfolios for coursework purposes, where they are able to choose their own subject areas to produce their own unique sought after product.

A2: Following on from AS the A2 course consists of a further 2 modules.

Unit 3: Assessment is by external examination. Subjects covered include: Testing and comparing the relative merits of fabrics in relation to their intended use, manipulating and combining fabrics, major developments in textiles technology, product life cycle and fashion cycles, design in the human context, Industrial and commercial practice, fabric and product manufacture.

Unit 4: A substantial design and making activity produced in the form of a portfolio, which is both internally and externally assessed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years