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Textiles/Fashion A level at City and Islington College

Course description

If you've done Art or Textiles at GCSE level and really want to get down to designing your own clothes and textile-based artworks, this hands-on course is the one for you. Learn about the history of clothes and fashion while creating your very own line.

Course content

The first year of the course encourages experimentation. You will learn how to research and develop your own designs and create final pieces. You explore a wide range of techniques including dyed textiles, traditional and digital print, and embellishment using stitch, felting and mixed media.

Visits to museums and galleries will inspire you and develop your knowledge and understanding of fashion and textiles. In the second year students enjoy developing a personal response and honing their skills, resulting in a rich diversity of approaches on the course and ambitious final outcomes. A supportive, creative environment nurtures your individual talents and prepares you well for Higher Education.

Entry requirements

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
  • In addition, you will must have at least a grade C in GCSE Art and Design or GCSE Textiles Technology.

International students:

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.


Assessment is based on coursework and end of year exams.

Future opportunities

80% of all City and Islington A Level students progress to Higher Education. This course is an ideal stepping stone to studying Fashion or Art at University or at Higher National Diploma level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.