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Textiles AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

We follow the AQA Product Design course-Textiles course. The course aims to :

Encourage students to take a broad view of Design Technology

Develop students’ capacity to design and make products to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content

Unit 1 A written examination which is based primarily on textile materials and components

Unit 2 A written design portfolio (coursework) with a practical outcome. This portfolio covers all aspects of the design and make process.

Unit 3 A written examination based primarily on Design and Manufacture

Unit 4 Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity. This takes the form of a written design portfolio and a manufactured practical outcome

Entry requirements

Ideally students should have a good higher grade pass in Textiles. Students should also have the ability to express themselves fluently, on paper, using both graphics and text.


The assessment for the course involves two examination units (one at AS one at A2 each 25% of the marks) and two coursework units (AS and A2 - 25% of marks each)

Future opportunities

Textiles can lead onto careers in fashion, surface pattern or interior design, in retail as a fashion buyer, or in management and sales in the retail sector.

Textiles may also lead to a career as a fabric technologist and in the textiles manufacturing industry in a range of careers involved in the production of sewn goods.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

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