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Textiles A Level at Heanor Gate Science College

Course description

Textiles is a creative subject in which students will be required to experiment and explore the visual world around them using a range of media.

Individuality and personal expression lie at the heart of much of the work produced in the Art Department.

Entry requirements

A grade C or above at GCSE in the subject or related subject you wish to take at AS level



Skills development in term 1 followed by an externally set task.: A 10 hour exam where students must realise their ideas into a final outcome. The early release paper will be issued on 1 January and will provide learners with a number of themes. Within the themes, there will be a choice of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. 100%


A Personal Investigation which has two integrated elements: a portfolio of practical work and a related study which explores the context in which their chosen practical area of study exists. This includes an extended response of a minimum of 1000 words. 60%

An externally set task: a 15 hour exam where students must realise their ideas into a final outcome. There is a choice of themes for the Externally set task, which are open to all specialisms. Each theme offers a choice of textual and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. 40%

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You are able to visit exhibitions, art galleries and museums.

Future opportunities

You will have access to a wide range of career opportunities in:

  • Advertising
  • The media
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Photo journalism
  • Technical photography
  • Publishing
  • Education
  • Fabric Designing
  • Textile Art
  • Fashion
  • Contour Design

After completing your A level course, if you want a career in the visual arts you could go on to do a one year foundation course which is a stepping stone to higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heanor Gate Science College directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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