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Fashion and Textiles AS/A2 Level at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries. They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.

Course content

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers. Year 12 /13 This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course. What's assessed? Paper 1  Core technical principles and core designing and making principles  Additional specialist knowledge. How it's assessed  Written exam: 2 hours  80 marks  50% of AS Questions – Multiple choice, short answers and extended response. Non-exam assessment (NEA) What's assessed? Practical application of technical principles, designing & making principles and specialist knowledge. How it's assessed  Single design and make project. Context set by AQA.  35 hours  80 marks  50% of AS Evidence Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages.

Entry requirements

Preferably achieved a B grade or above in any Design & Technology GCSE. Alternatively, good grades in your GCSEs and a willingness to work hard to learn new concepts and develop practical skills.

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: 08 November 2016
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  • Start date: Next September