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Design and Technology - Textiles AS/A2 at Rednock School

Course description

What will I learn on this A Level course?

DT Textiles A Level gives you the opportunity to develop your capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. The course will enable you to take a broad view of design and technology and to develop a wide range of skills, including working with others, thinking creatively and making quality products.

What kind of student is this course suitable for?

This course will appeal to students who:

  • Have a flair for design
  • Would like a career that includes textiles
  • An ability to work independently to complete further study outside of the classroom

What is covered on the AS/A2 level course?

Over the two years there are four main study units, and you will take two of these units each year.

Unit 1 is titled ‘Materials, components and application’. It introduces you to subjects like understanding materials, production processes and the impact of cost and design. Design history is also covered and the ongoing impact of iconic designs and designers. This is the academic part of AS level.

Unit 2 is titled ‘Learning through designing and making’ and it is the practical coursework part of AS level. You will create and work on your own design task using a range of materials and media.

Unit 3 is titled ‘Design and Manufacture’. This develops your holistic appreciation of the relationship between design and technology, or form and function. It is the academic part of A2 Level.

Unit 4 is titled ‘Design and Making in Practice’ and is the practical coursework part of year two. You will create and work on your own design task resulting in a commercially viable product.

Entry requirements

Students should have demonstrated a good level of competence in this subject by achieving a minimum grade ‘C’ or above at GCSE Design & Technology with Textiles option.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rednock School directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years