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Textile Design 'AS' + 'A2' at Temple Moor High School

Course description

'Fashion design is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening,’ Coco Chanel.

‘What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language,’ Miuccia Prada.



Course content

The Textile Design involves developing an ability to produce innovative designs using both traditional and digital media for a multitude of purposes that are eventually created using fabric.

Individuals who are creative, lateral thinking problem solvers are in very high demand within industry. There are approximately 3 million creative jobs in the UK. The creative industries, inclusive of design and fashion are some of the largest growth areas and creative people now have an instant world-wide market. In any future career path, good grades and outstanding marks impress universities and employers as they indicate skill, a strong work ethic and commitment. These are attributes that are acquired as part of the textiles course.



Entry requirements

To fulfil the course entry criteria of the A Level Textiles course you will require GCSE Textiles at 5 or BTEC Textiles at Level 2 Merit or Fine Art at 5 and English at 4.

An ability to work independently, meet deadlines, be self-motivated, take creative risks and show originality is essential.


Component 1 (60% of the final grade): coursework consisting of a portfolio of artwork, photography and annotations and a word-processed research document of between 1000-3000 words.

Component 2 (40% of the final grade): an externally set task where from a set starting point a portfolio of work is produced followed by 15 hours of controlled assessment.



Future opportunities

After completion of your A Level course you can undertake a foundation course at establishments including Leeds Arts University. Alternatively, you can enroll onto BA (Hons) undergraduate courses such as Fashion Branding with Communication, Textiles, Performance Costume, Fashion Design, Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern.


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: 16 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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