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Textiles A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

Both traditional and new technologies will be covered, and students will produce practical/contextual work in one or more areas, including fashion, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wall-paper, interior design, constructed textiles and installed textiles.

Course content

AS -

Component 1 - Portfolio (60%): Produce a portfolio of varied coursework. 
Component 2 - Externally - set assignment (40%): Select one of five assignment choices to produce a final piece. The final piece(s) involves 10 hours unaided supervised time.
A-Level -
Component 1 - Personal Investigation (60%): Develop an in-depth piece of work in response to an idea of your own choosing. 
Component 2 - Externally-set assignment (40%): Select one of eight assignment choices. The final piece(s) involves 15 hours unaided supervised time.

Entry requirements

You must have enthusiasm for creativity and be motivated to study outside of the lessons. Textiles or Art GCSE grade B, or equivalent is also required for course entry.


All four units will be assessed internally by your teacher and a sample of the work will be seen by a visiting exam board moderator.

Future opportunities

This course is not only an enjoyable and creative one, but also provides a strong foundation for a degree course. It will give students the knowledge and skills needed to go on to further studies or to jobs in a variety of textile-based industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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