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Design & Technology: Fashion and Textiles A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to develop your creative abilities by advancing your practical skills, designing skills and theoretical knowledge. 

Course content

You will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put your learning in to practice by producing products of your choice whilst working the material area of textiles.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Textiles technology, Resistant Materials, Graphic products, Art and Design or Product Design. 


 All of the Fashion and Textiles specifications are currently being finalised by QCA. Our current preferences are either:

Exam board AQA: 7562: Core principles and techniques (exam 25%), Specialist principles and techniques (exam 25%), Design and Make Task (coursework 50%)

Exam board OCR: H405 – Principles of Product Design (exam 25%), Unseen challenge (design exam 25%), Iterative Design Project (coursework 50%)

Both of the courses being considered are 50% Exam and 50% Coursework. 

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Contemporary Textiles Products, Sustainable Fashion & Apparel Design, Fibre Technology/Engineering, Costume for Performance, Design & Fashion Technology, Fashion / Fashion Technology, Fashion & Clothing, Fashion & Dress History, 3D Design & Craft, Fashion & Textile Design Skills, Fashion Buying Management, Fashion Design Technology, Fashion Marketing/Promotion, Interior Design, Fashion Textiles: Embroidery, Fashion Textiles: Knit or Print, Fashion with Business Studies, Fashion with Textiles Design, Fine Art with Textiles, Garment Technology, Performance Sportswear Design, Contour Design, Textiles & Surface Design, Creative Textiles, Fashion Journalism 


Advanced Apprenticeships are available in the following:

Pattern Cutter [Manual / CAD], Bespoke Pattern Cutter, Footwear Designer, Textiles Designer, Textile Dyeing Technician, Textiles Colour Technician, Production Pattern Cutter, Garment Technologist, Leather Goods Designer, Society of Masters Saddlers[SMS] - Qualified Saddler, Society of Masters Saddlers[SMS] – Qualified Harness Maker ,Handcraft Tailor,

Higher Apprenticeships are available in the following:

Fashion & Textiles-Product Development, Technical Textiles: Product Development & Sourcing.

World of Work:

This is course will give you the confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative or manufacturing industries. To enter this field you will generally need further on the job training or further study.

The Fashion & Textiles industry is worth £26 billion to the UK economy and this has grown over the past 5 years from £22 billion; there are extensive employment opportunities available throughout the UK and overseas. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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