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Textiles & Fashion AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will learn about a range of fabrics, how they are made and how to work with them as well as studying the influence of design on society, design movements and fashion. You will also design and make products which will form a portfolio.

Course content

AS course: 1st Year

  • Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Application: You will learn about a range of textile materials and how to work with them,  including decorative techniques and pattern drafting.  You will also investigate the influence of design on society, including a study of fashion and textile designers, design movements and fashion.  You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the design process, studying a range of products and design contexts.
  • Unit 2: Coursework: You will design and make a number of products which will form a portfolio of work.

A2 course: 2nd Year

  • Unit 3 - Design and Manufacture: You will further develop your knowledge and understanding of materials and components.
  • Unit 4 - Coursework:  Designing and Making Practice.  You will design and make your own product.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above, and a good summer task. GCSE average 4.0 or above including 5 C grades.

Assessment

50% written exam 50% internal assessment

Future opportunities

The textiles industry is diverse but you could move into employment or Higher Education in areas including fashion design, interior design, retail management, fashion marketing, buying and visual merchandising.

Further information

In Year 1 you may like to take part in many of the additional learning activities around the College and in Year 2 you can join the Creative Arts Academy to build your portfolio and work towards an extra qualification - AS Extended Project.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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